January 18, 2012
Geisel Library – Seuss Room
By the time he was twenty-five years old, Jacob Marateck had been a Jewish officer in the notoriously anti-Semitic Russian army during the Russo-Japanese War, a revolutionary who sought to overthrow the Czar, and sentenced to death three times. After avoiding the firing squad for the final, unlikely time, he escaped from a Siberian forced labor camp with Warsaw’s colorful “King of Thieves.” Together, the two struggled to survive and obtain false papers to travel home while avoiding the Secret Police. Throughout all the hardships he endured, he never lost his optimism, which was key to his survival.
Join us for a fascinating presentation by Marateck’s granddaughter, Bryna Kranzler, recounting the remarkable, true story of an ordinary man made extraordinary by participating in the history-making events of the 1900s in Russia and Poland.
The author will sign books after the event. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
Event is open to all.
Light refreshments will be served.
More info about the author and the book are available at: http://theaccidentalanarchist.com/.