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Project K: Interview with Nadia & The Secret Police Author Dr. Stejarel Olaru

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Nadia and the Secret Police

  • Today, the start of Project K, our dive into the files and transcripts from “Operation Olympia,” the Romanian secret police’s multi-year surveillance project investigating the Karolyis.
  • We have the first part of Jessica’s interview with Dr. Stej Olaru, whose book Nadia and the Secret Police is currently available for pre-order in English. They discuss:
    • What the secret police did and whether their reports can be trusted as reliable primary sources
    • The sheer extent and complexity of the surveillance project of Nadia
    • How many people tried to sound the alarm about the Karolyis in the 1970s
    • Would anything have changed if this had been public knowledge?
  • Plus, transcripts from the actual files about the Karolyis from 1976, detailing physical and verbal abuse, an “atmosphere of terror,” and the insistence on ignoring physicians and experts.
  • View the original files and translations here.

Project K: Secret Police Documents on the Karolyis

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  • To lighten the load, we also talk a little bit about this year’s very important and real preseason coaches poll, the finally-announced meet in Las Vegas, and differences in strategy at various preseason meets

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