« THE LINES FOR BREAD HIDE IN RAHOVA

THE LINES FOR BREAD HIDE IN RAHOVA

Hundreds of pensioners crowd three days a week, as early as 4 am, to get free bread from the Pensioners’ “Omenia” Mutual Help House in the Rahova district, Bucharest, reminiscence of the communist-era endless queues. Here, every week, a strange type of party also occurs. Beyond the sad looks, those several hundreds pensioners that stand in line crack a joke and chat. The dark doesn’t bother the pensioners standing in line for bread. “In winter it’s the hardest”, says Elena Balan (67), whose late husband was a policeman during the communist regime.

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