Annie Kriegel

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Annie Kriegel, née Annie Becker (born 9 September 1926 in Paris; died August 26, 1995, Paris), was a French historian, a leading expert on communist studies and the history of Communism, a co-founder (1982) of the academic journal Communisme (with Stéphane Courtois), and a columnist for Le Figaro.[1]

As a student, Kriegel was a member of the French Communist Party, but changed her political views after the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956 and became an outspoken anti-communist.

Her brother was the historian Jean-Jacques Becker, and she was married to Arthur Kriegel. The Association d'études et de recherches en sciences sociales Annie Kriegel is named in her honour.

Selected works[edit]

  • 1920. Le Congrès de Tours. Naissance du PCF, Paris, Julliard, 1964.
  • Les Communistes français : essai d'ethnographie politique, Paris, Seuil, 1968.
  • Les Grands Procès dans les systèmes communistes, Paris, Gallimard, 1972.
  • Communismes au miroir français, Paris, Gallimard, 1974.
  • Ce que j’ai cru comprendre (mémoires), Paris, Robert Laffont, 1991, 842 p.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary in L'Humanité, 28 August 1995