|Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania|
July 10, 1952 – October 3, 1955
|Preceded by||Ana Pauker|
|Succeeded by||Grigore Preoteasa|
December 14, 1914|
|Died||February 1, 1997
Life and career
Bughici was born in Iasi to a Jewish family of klezmer musicians (His father and two brothers perished during Iasi pogrom in June 1941). He joined the Communist Party of Romania in 1933. During World War II, Bughici was imprisoned at Vapniarka concentration camp in Transnistria. He served as an Ambassador of Romania to Soviet Union in 1949–1952. In July 1952, he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania replacing Ana Pauker who was sacked by the communist leadership aided by Joseph Stalin. Appointment of Bughici disassociated Pauker's downfall with anti-semitism widely seen in Eastern Europe at the time. Bughici worked as the minister until October 1955. During his political career, he also served as the Vice Prime Minister of Romania.
He was married to Ana Friedman, a history teacher and school principal.
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