This article is connecting to my previous articles: „The Cozma monument” and „Mediaeval church…”
This monument was establihed to memory of a Roumanian handball player Marian Cozma.
The inauguration event happened in 6 February, 2010 (one year after his death) in Veszprém before the Sports Hall (Arena) where came together huge crowd (on the picture) what I saw personally.
Lajos Mocsai, the coach of Veszprém handball team (formerly he was the trainer of Hungarian woman representative team which was second in the olympiad and in world championship) sad during this event: - Here is the „genius loci” (the spirit of the place) in every hills and in every houses of this historical city.
Veszprém was founded on hills as Roma and there is the castle in the centre of city, where the Hungarian conquerors were fighting against Roman soldiers of Roma in the end of 9th century. (see it in my previous article „Besieged Romans…”) The Latin expression „genius loci” is particularly characteristic feature of this town.
On this picture are visible four giants (not considering of tallness). There are Marian Cozma, Lajos Mocsai, Petre Cozma the father of Marian and the fourt giant which you couldn’t see. This is the „genius loci”, the spirit of the city. I believe that there is it. But this picture much more reveals. Let we remain at Romans, Latins. This is another Latin phrase: „Divide et impera!” (divide among they and reign over they) This phrase was used by the Austrian caesar and by the Soviet dictators towards Hungarian and Roumanian people in the past. This phrase became invalid in this two most beautiful countries of Europe, in Hungary and Roumania. Look at the picture! Marian Cozma… rest in peace!