Jean-Pierre Thieck

by Joel Beinin , Zachary Lockman
published in MER167

Jean-Pierre Thieck -- activist, scholar, journalist and friend of MERIP -- died of AIDS in Paris on July 5, 1990, at the age of 41. A descendant of a grand rabbi of Tunis on his mother’s side, his upbringing in the thick of the Paris communist milieu manifested itself in youthful political activism and in life-long and strong (but never uncritical) sympathy for the oppressed and their struggles.

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