January 8, 2018 3:00pm–4:30pm

Lenin, Hitler and Me

Arlington Central Library

1015 N Quincy ST

Arlington, Virginia 22201

Author Boris Kochanowsky’s daughter will speak about his recently published memoir of an exciting life from his youth in both pre-revolutionary and Communist Russia, his college years and early career in Nazi Germany, and his subsequent five-year Odyssean flight from Nazi persecution through Holland, Belgium, and France. The book is an exceptional account by a man who survived persecution by the Communists and Nazis. Born in Siberia in 1905, he escaped from many forces in many places and ultimately made his home in America. With today’s worldwide political climate advancing anti-immigration sentiment and nationalist fervor, this memoir is invaluable. Originally completed in 1971, this memoir remained unpublished in Boris’s lifetime. After his death, his daughter Vera edited the manuscript and got the book published. A Q&A discussion will follow her presentation.


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