Petre Gheorghe

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Gheorghe, Petre


Born Mar. 19, 1907, in the city of Tolbuhin, Bulgaria; died Feb. 8, 1943, in Ploieşti, Rumania. Active in the Rumanian workers’ movement.

Gheorghe joined the Communist Youth League of Rumania in 1928, and in 1932 he became a member and in 1935 secretary of its central committee. He joined the Communist Party of Rumania (CPR) in 1930. Gheorghe was repeatedly arrested. From 1936 to 1938 he was a member of the district committee of the CPR in Pazardžik. In 1940 he became a member of the Dobrogea committee of the CPR and in 1941 secretary of the CPR committee in Ilfou District near Bucharest. On May 14, 1942, Gheorghe was arrested on a charge of antistate activity, and after being tortured, he was shot.


“Petre Gheorghe.” Analele institutului de studii istorice şi socialpolitice de pe lînğa C. C. al P. C. R., 1967, no. 2, pp. 135-38.
Vălcu, V. Viata eroicā a utecistului Petre Gheorghe. [Bucharest] 1950.
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