Concept

Ion Vianu

Summary
Ion Vianu (born April 15, 1934 in Bucharest) is a Romanian writer and psychiatrist, who has lived in Switzerland since 1977. He is the son of literary critic Tudor Vianu and his wife, Elena. He first studied classical philology for two years (1952-1954) as a kind of "self-imposed exile into another world", as he calls it, before studying medicine. Dissident Ion Vianu was one of those who signed Paul Goma's 1977 open letter that expressed solidarity with the Charter 77 movement in Czechoslovakia. This was done, partly, to put the Romanian communist authorities under pressure to allow him to emigrate. As a result, he was interrogated by the Romanian's secret police, the Securitate, harassed, fired from his University job, and eventually allowed to emigrate to Switzerland. After settling down in Switzerland, he joined the "Geneva Initiative Against Political Psychiatry" and collaborated with Radio Free Europe, discussing attempts to use psychiatry as a form of repression. Aft
About this result
This page is automatically generated and may contain information that is not correct, complete, up-to-date, or relevant to your search query. The same applies to every other page on this website. Please make sure to verify the information with EPFL's official sources.
Related publications

Loading

Related people

Loading

Related units

Loading

Related concepts

Loading

Related courses

Loading

Related lectures

Loading