Kriegel-Valrimont, Maurice

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KRIEGEL-VALRIMONT, MAURICE (1914– ), French Communist politician. Born in Strasbourg, he became in World War ii, under the assumed name of Valrimont, one of the three members of the Action Committee of the French Resistance. After the liberation of France, he was a member of the Communist Party's Central Committee. He sat in the National Assembly from 1944 to 1958, when he was expelled from the party as a revisionist. His wife, Annie Besse *Kriegel, at one time an active Communist, later wrote several books criticizing the evolution of Marxism.