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Ana PaukerThe Rise and Fall of a Jewish Communist$
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Robert Levy

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520223950

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520223950.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Ana Pauker
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Robert Levy

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520223950.003.0010

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the life and career of Ana Pauker, Romania's foreign minister from 1947 to 1952. It explains that while Pauker has become a mythic figure symbolizing the perceived predominance of Jews in Romanian Communism, she is largely absent from Jewish historiography. This study is based on the premise that Pauker's story and that of Jewish Communists is an important part not only of Communist and Romanian history but of contemporary Jewish history.

Keywords:   Ana Pauker, foreign minister, Romania, Jews, mythic figure, Romanian Communism, Jewish historiography, Jewish Communists

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