Communist Terror in Romania

Gheorghui-dej and the Police State, 1948-65

Dennis Deletant

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Communist Terror in Romania Hardback
November 1999£50.00

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This is a single-volume history of Romania under Gheorghiu-Dej, the Communist ruler and predecessor of Nicolae Ceausescu. It investigates the Communists’ use of terror in their attempt to totally transform Romanian society, including appalling abuses and mass arrests.


Dennis Deletant is a Professor of Romanian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.


‘[Deletant] adds useful details and emphasizes some fundamental truths about the Communist regime.’ — American Historical Review