Fils du Peuple(book)

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Date: 1954

Region: Europe

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Literature


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Artist: Maurice Thorez (1900 - 1964)

Confronting Bodies: French Communist Party

Date of Action: 1954

Location: France

Description of Artwork: Fils Du Peuple, first published in 1937, is the autobiography of Maurice Thorez, Secretary General of the French Communist Party from 1930 until his death in 1964.

The Incident: The work, first published uncensored in the 1937 edition, was censored in the 1954 edition by the removal of Marcel Gitton (formerly Administrative Secretary of the French Communist Party who later defected) from a group photo in the book.

Results of Incident: Unknown

Source: Ernest T.