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Download PDF by Robert Levy: Ana Pauker: The Rise and Fall of a Jewish Communist

By Robert Levy

ISBN-10: 0520223950

ISBN-13: 9780520223950

ISBN-10: 0585419760

ISBN-13: 9780585419763

Ana Pauker, while she is remembered in any respect, is regarded as the puppet of Soviet communism in Romania, blindly implementing the main brutal and repressive Stalinist regime. Robert Levy's new biography adjustments the image dramatically, revealing a girl of outstanding energy, ruled via clash and contradiction way over by way of dogmatism. Telling the tale of Pauker's adolescence in an more and more anti-Semitic surroundings, her dedication to a progressive profession, and her upward thrust within the Romanian Communist circulate, Levy makes no try and whitewash Pauker's existence and activities, yet fairly explores each contour of the complex character he came upon expressed in plenty of newly available archival files.

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I left for Bras¸ov. How much torment can I take? ” 45 But if Marcel or Ana Pauker ever entertained the notion that party involvement demanded too high a personal price, they apparently did so only fleetingly. ” 46 The basis of this generation’s mind-set remained relatively unchanged since it had led them to Bolshevism in the first place. ” This catastrophe, and the crisis of capitalism that followed, left all of them “convinced as they were of their own existence that only a revolution could free the world once and for all from want, oppression, humiliation, and war.

45 But if Marcel or Ana Pauker ever entertained the notion that party involvement demanded too high a personal price, they apparently did so only fleetingly. ” 46 The basis of this generation’s mind-set remained relatively unchanged since it had led them to Bolshevism in the first place. ” This catastrophe, and the crisis of capitalism that followed, left all of them “convinced as they were of their own existence that only a revolution could free the world once and for all from want, oppression, humiliation, and war.

Yet nearly everyone, he subsequently asserted, proceeded to 40 In the Movement abandon the movement upon their release, forcing him to continue his extensive duties in the party apparat. “[Ana] had to look for work,” he related, “despite the fact that she was nursing a baby. 43 The following January Marcel wrote of the tragedy in a letter to his parents: I don’t know whether seven months of contact with a life, a life that still doesn’t seem to be anything but an object, a doll of flesh, whether seven months are enough to create bonds of parental feelings of such intensity that their rupturing totally breaks you to pieces, like a woven cloth coming apart.

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