I think that with Transylvania, there isn't much to write about. Okay have I got your attention? Okay sit down on your chair and think of something to comment 'cause I've run out of ideas to speak of on this subject. No, just kidding.
Note that the italicised email below came to my email box, but I have found this on a website as well. This does a lot of damage to the culture and people of Transylvania.
"It is indeed fortunate that many of the ancient Transylvanian documents, dating back as far as the 11th century, were transferred to the Hungarian National Archives in Budapest, some before World War I, and others during World War II. Thus, in spite of all the Rumanian efforts to eradicate the past, the true history of Transylvania can still be proven by thousands of ancient documents and the traces of the once great Western-oriented culture of the Hungarians in Transylvania can still be found in libraries and museums, not in Hungary alone, but also in Austria, Germany, Italy, France, England, and the United States of America.
The Romanian culture is entirely different from that known as the "Transylvanian culture", which is in reality a regional diversity of the West-oriented Hungarian culture. The Rumanian culture is Balkan-oriented, and specifically Rumanian, based on the history of the Vlach migration from South across to Albania, and from there up to Wallachia and Moldavia. It was brought forth by Balkan influences, just as the Romanian language itself, which is composed, according to the Romanian linguist Cihac, "of 45.7% Slavic, 31.5% Latin, 8.4% Turkish, 7% Greek, 6% Hungarian and 0.6% Albanian words." Even today, the Romanian culture as such, has no roots in Transylvania. It is being "imported" constantly and purposefully from Bucharest into the Transylvanian province in order to crowd out and replace the traditional Hungarian culture of this conquered and subjugated land.
Future of Transylvania and its capital Kolozsvár is to return to Central Europe and to Hungarian Culture where it belongs. Transylvania was GIVEN to Romania in 1921, and again in 1947, without a plebiscite. This notorious Treaty is known as The Diktat of Trianon, Hungarians were forced to sign in Paris. Ever since Transylvania was awarded to Romania, Hungarians, Germans and other ethnic minorities have suffered at the hands of Romanian Chauvinists. They have consistently and systematically been subjest to forced assimilation and persecution. Romania is probably the most xenophobic country in Europe today. Romanians in cities like Marosvásárhely (targu mures) and Kolozsvár (cluj) are practising ethnic cleansing an a scale only seen in former Yugoslavia. Hungarians are subject to constant discrimination, Hungarian signs are painted over or not allowed at all, intimidation by Gheorghe Funar is carried out against Hungarians on a daily basis aimed at driving out all Hungarians from this ancient Magyar land."
I got this email a few days ago, and the subject line was Why don't you tell the Truth about Transylvania? I though that the end was a bit more important than much of what was said, as this end seems to suggest that there is a type of cultural extinction happening here.
The author comments that Hungarians were peaceful and loving to their neighbors. I'm not sure of how this anger came about, but I wonder about it. I've looked into the usual suspects in the interest wikipedia, and the Hungarian government website as well as the Romania. There is no mention of such past things.
To explore further I'll be contacting both the consul generals of Romania and Hungary on the subject. One is near my home and the other is far enough away that I'll need to phone them. this is something that has caught my eye, and I want your opinions as well.
I have a feeling it was this post that made this person send the email.