Anna Pauker, Rumania’s First Woman Foreign Minister, Reported Dead

Anna Pauker, former Communist Party leader and one time Foreign Minister of Communist Rumania, died a month ago in Bucharest, at the age of 63, the Manchester Guardian reported today.

The dispatch, quoting Rumanian exile sources in Paris, said that her cremation took place in privacy with only her closest relatives and friends present. No official representative of the Rumanian Communist Party, of which she was one of the founders, attended.

The daughter of a schochet, Miss Pauker was born in Northern Moldavia. During the period of the first World War, she taught at a Jewish elementary school.

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