The Accidental Anarchist: From The Diaries of Jacob Marateck


The Museum of Tolerance invites you to join us for

The Accidental Anarchist: From The Diaries of Jacob Marateck

An afternoon with author Bryna Kranzler

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2:00pm

By the time he was twenty-five years old, Jacob Marateck had been a Jewish officer in the notoriously antisemitic Russian army during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) 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. Told from Marateck's uniquely humorous perspective, The Accidental Anarchist is the remarkable, true story of an ordinary man made extraordinary by participating in the history-making events of the 1900s in Russia and Poland. Throughout all the hardships he endured, he never lost his optimism, which was key to his survival.

A reception and book signing will follow the program.

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