Gabriel Péri


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Gabriel Péri (Peri) (1902—1941) was a prominent French Communist journalist and politician, and member of the French Resistance. He was executed by Nazi-occupied France during World War II.

Early life

Péri was born in Toulon to a Corsican family. Forced to give up his studies at an early age, he immersed himself in political activities, and wrote for newspapers in ... more »

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  • ''I will soon be going out to shape all the singing tomorrows.''
    Gabriel Péri, French Communist leader. Letter, July 1942, written shortly before his execution by the Germans. Quoted in New York Times (April 11, 194...
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