Party Purges

Robert Levy

in Ana Pauker

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780520223950
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925083 | DOI:
Party Purges

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This chapter focuses on the purges conducted by Joseph Stalin's party. It discusses Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej's accusation that Ana Pauker and her allies sought to duplicate mass repression taking place throughout the Soviet Bloc, and that she did not support the prosecution of Lucrețiu Patraşcanu. The chapter also explains the details of the Patraşcanu case, and considers the repression of Spanish Civil War and French Resistance veterans in Romania.

Keywords: purges; Joseph Stalin; Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej; Ana Pauker; mass repression; Lucrețiu Patraşcanu; Spanish Civil War; French Resistance veterans; Romania

Chapter.  12719 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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