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Ana Pauker: The Rise and Fall of a Jewish Communist

Robert Levy


In her own day, Ana Pauker was named “The Most Powerful Woman in the World” by Time magazine. Today, when she is remembered at all, she is thought of as the puppet of Soviet communism in Romania, blindly enforcing the most brutal and repressive Stalinist regime. This biography changes the picture dramatically, revealing a woman of remarkable strength, dominated by conflict and contradiction far more than by dogmatism. Telling the story of Pauker's youth in an increasingly anti-Semitic environment, her commitment to a revolutionary career, and her rise in the Romanian Communist movement, this b ... More

Keywords: Ana Pauker, Soviet communism, Romania, revolution, Romanian Communist movement, conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520223950
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Levy, author