THE CONSPIRATOR WHO SAVED THE ROMANOVS by Gary Null

THE CONSPIRATOR WHO SAVED THE ROMANOVS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For those who enjoy historical phantasmagoria this will be a heady feast. Null has unearthed the story of one Aaron Simanovitsch, a Kiev jeweler and a Jew who became Rasputin's ""trustee,"" an intimate at the Imperial court and a one-man tribune for Russian Jewry single-handedly averting pogroms, securing university seats and travel permits for his brethren, etc. Through Rasputin (characterized by the author as ""a sensitive, original humanist"") Simanovitsch curried the favor of Nicholas and Alexandra and when the time came he repaid their generosity: the good jeweler masterminded the escape of the Imperial family from the Bolsheviks. To this day, says Null, five of the Romanovs are alive and well; Nicholas, alas, died in 1952 in a small town in Poland. But the astounding and wholly undocumented allegations don't stop here. Null reveals the complicity of Kaiser Wilhelm II who supplied seven manikins which were ""executed"" in place of the flesh and blood royal family; and England's King George V was yet another accomplice to the daring escape which has totally fooled the historians these 70 years! The evidence for these remarkable disclosures lies in an ""attache case"" left by Simanovitsch in America and in ""certain manuscripts"" he does not see fit to divulge. More revelations: Nicholas II was not the father of his bleeding son -- to sire Alexis the Czar had commissioned an army officer, General Orlov, to impregnate his wife. And much more. Possibly the author is also privy to Hitler's whereabouts in Argentina?

Pub Date: Jan. 14th, 1971
Publisher: Prentice-Hall