Igor Cașu

Igor Caşu
Born (1973-10-08) October 8, 1973 (age 40)
Citizenship Moldova
Education PhD
Alma mater University of Iaşi
Occupation Historian
Employer Moldova State University
Known for deputy head of the Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Moldova
Title Professor of History
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy

Igor Caşu (born October 8, 1973, Borogani) is a historian from the Republic of Moldova.


Igor Caşu was born on October 8, 1973, in Borogani, district Comrat, now in Leova. He graduate from University of Iaşi in 1995 and got a PhD from University of Iaşi in 2000. He contributed to the Presidential Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania.

In 2000 fall semester he was Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina.

Igor Caşu is also deputy Chair of the Commission for the analysis of the totalitarian communist regime in the Republic of Moldova, designated by Presidential Decree signed by the Acting President of Moldova, Mihai Ghimpu.[1][2]

Since October 2010 he is Director of the Center for the Study of Totalitarianism at the Faculty of History and Philosophy, Moldova State University in Chisinau. He is also contributing for Radio Free Europe, Romanian language section as well as to daily Adevarul, Chisinau edition (www.adevarul.ro/moldova).


The following is a list of works that were published:

  • Represiunile comuniste în Moldova Sovietică, în Vladimir Tismăneanu, Dorin Dobrincu, Vasile Cristian, eds., "Raportul Comisiei Prezidenţiale pentru analiza dictaturii comuniste din România", Bucureşti, Humanitas publishing house, 2007.
  • "Politica naţională" în Moldova Sovietică, 1944–1989, Chişinău, Editura Cartdidact, 2000, 214 p.
  • Istoria Universală Contemporană, clasa a 9-a, Chişinău, Civitas, 2005.
  • Zur Binnendeportation von sowjetischen Deutschen und Juden im und nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, in Krista Zach et al.(eds.), „Migration im sudostlichen Mitteleuropa. Auswanderung, Flucht, Deportation, Exil im 20. Jahrhundert“, IKGS Verlag, Munchen, 2005
  • Politică, societate şi cultură în sud-estul şi vestul Europei, Chişinau, TACIS, 2001.
  • Nation Building in the Era of Integration: The case of Moldova, in Konrad Jarausch and Thomas Lindenberger (eds.), “Conflicting Memories in European History”, Oxford, Berghan Books, 2007, p. 237-253
  • Ideea Europeană şi Balcanii în secolul 20, Chişinău, USM, 2009.
  • “Stalinist Terror in Soviet Moldavia, 1940-1953”, in Kevin McDermott, Matthew Stibbe, eds., Stalinist Terror in Eastern Europe. Elite purges and mass repression, Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2010, p. 39-56.

Book Reviews:

  • Review on Notions of Nationalism, Ed. by Sukumar Perival, Budapest-London-New York: Central University Press, 1995, 147 p., in “Xenopoliana”: Buletin al Fundaţiei Academice “A.D.Xenopol” vol. 5, no. 1-4, 1997.
  • Review on Peter Lynch, Minority Nationalism and European Integration, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996, 228 p., in “Xenopoliana”: Buletin al Fundaţiei Academice “A.D.Xenopol” vol. 5, no. 1-4, 1997.
  • Review on Nationalism in Europe, 1815 to the present: A reader, ed. by Stuart Wolf, London and New York: Routledge 1996, 215 p., in “Xenopoliana”: Buletin al Fundaţiei Academice “A.D.Xenopol” vol. 5, no. 1-4, 1997.
  • Review on Ed. H. Judge, Easter in Kishinev. Anatomy of a Pogrom, New York-London, New York University Press, 1992, 196 p., in ‘Anuarul Institutului de Istorie “A.D.Xenopol,”Jassy, vol. 34, 1997.
  • Review on Elena Postica, Rezistenta anti-Sovietica in Basarabia, 1944-1950, Chisinau: Stiinta, 1997, 240 p. in The Romanian Journal of Society and Politics, Volume 3, no. 1, 2003, in English.
  • Review on Nikolai Guboglo, Yazyki etnicheskoi mobilizatsii, Moskva: Vysshaia Shkola, 1998, 567 p., in ‘Revista de istorie a Moldovei’, no. 3-4, 2004.


External links

  • (Romanian) Preşedintele interimar al Republicii Moldova Mihai Ghimpu a emis un decret prezidenţial privind constituirea Comisiei pentru studierea şi aprecierea regimului comunist totalitar din Republica Moldova.

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