From Tajikistan to the Moon

The Holocaust Living Workshop presents:

Robert Frimtzis: From Tajikistan to the Moon

Originally from Beltz in Bessarabia (today’s Moldova), Robert Frimtzis was ten years old when Germany invaded the Soviet Union. To escape persectution, the family fled eastward to remote Tajikistan. After the war he ended up in a Displaced Persons camp in Cremona, Italy. Barely 19, Robert immigrated to the United States, where he earned a Master’s Degree in engineering and was part of NASA’s Apollo program. His memoirs, From Tajikistan to the Moon (available at the UCSD Libraries), were published in 2008.  He will be introduced by Professor Amelia Glaser, Acting Director of the Soviet and Russian Studies Program. Her introduction will provide some essential historical background to Robert’s unusual experience.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011, 5 -7 pm
Seuss Room, Geisel Library Building, UC San Diego

Free and open to the public.
Refreshments provided!

For more information contact the Program Coordinator, Susanne Hillman at or 858-534-7661.

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