Dominique Desanti (née Anne Persky) born Moscow, Russia August 31, 1914 (d. 2011). French Communist author and Resistance leader. Leader of French Movement of Peace, opposing German rearmament and atom bomb, 1948. Author of Bomb or Atomic Peace?, 1950; We Have Chosen Peace, about World Congress of Intellectuals in Defense of Peace, Warsaw, 1949. Rejected communism after Budapest uprising, 1956.
“For me, the Congress had something magical. It was a revelation. My first contact with the democratic forces of the world. . . 500 intellectuals of 45 countries.” (We Have Chosen Peace, pp. 111-3; photo paperblog.fr)