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by Delin Colón

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ISBN: 1461027756
Author: Delin Colón
Language: English
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 14, 2011)
Pages: 112
Category: World
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 893
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But none of them claimed my attention quite as forcefully as Delin Colón, author of Rasputin and the Jews: A Reversal of History. Colón's dissertation is a brief but well-written exposition on a historical figure who was both maligned and misunderstood when it comes to written Jewish and Russian history.

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Rasputin and The Jews. 7 September 2013 ·. Author Spotlight: n. com istory books and historical fiction. If we are to believe these writings, we see a kind, humane Rasputin who disliked intently the persecution of the Jews in Russia and who had strong religious beliefs.

Rasputin and The Jews: A Reversal of History is historical non-fiction

Rasputin and The Jews: A Reversal of History is historical non-fiction.

Much of what has been said here is more myth than truth. There had also been an earlier revolution, in 1905, before Rasputin was known to the Tsar.

The government not only had laws on the books confining Jews to a huge ghetto called the .

The government not only had laws on the books confining Jews to a huge ghetto called the Pale of Settlement, prohibiting most from educations, many occupations, and land ownership, but the military conducted (and the government incited) regular raids, called pogroms, where they would torture and slaughter entire villages of Jews.

Colon is also the author of a 2011 volume called Rasputin and the Jews: A Reversal of History, whose back . According to Delin Colon, Simanovitch moved to France after the 1917 revolution.

Colon is also the author of a 2011 volume called Rasputin and the Jews: A Reversal of History, whose back cover noted that Rasputin has been unjustly vilified simply because history is written by the politically powerful and not by the common man. Those who write history, it was intimated, are either highly placed in regimes or academics who also are doing their masters’ bidding, and Colon was out to set the record straight. Many books have been written about Rasputin and his escapades, some of which make mention of Simanovitch.

This book is a well-documented account of Rasputin as a healer, equal rights activist and man of God, and why he was so vilified by the aristocracy that their vicious rumors became accepted as history. For nearly a century, Grigory Rasputin, spiritual advisor to Russia's last Tsar and Tsarina, has been unjustly maligned simply because history is written by the politically powerful and not by the common man. A wealth of evidence shows that Rasputin was discredited by a fanatically anti-Semitic Russian society, for advocating equal rights for the severely oppressed Jewish population, as well as for promoting peace in a pro-war era. Testimony by his friends and enemies, from all social strata, provides a picture of a spiritual man who hated bigotry, inequity and violence. The author is the great-great niece of Aron Simanovitch, Rasputin's Jewish secretary.

Comments:

Venemarr
I did not like this book. Colon set out to effect "A Reversal of History" and I was intrigued. Mention the name "Rasputin" and it immediately conjures a whole host of unflattering attributes - surely a made-to-order bogey man, someone who could no longer defend himself, someone close to the losing side in Russia. Clearly, in need of a more balanced description or, at least, some mention of the questionable tactics of the other side. Colon went all out in this book - the Jewish secretary, the daughter, the son, the ill-treated wife, the long-suffering peasants and on the other side, the cowardly politicians, the murderers, the aristocrats. Everything was too predictable here - and everything was full of innuendo.
Vojar
Though not a memoir, Rasputin & Jews: A Reversal of History begins with a first-person account by a man who was close to Rasputin (the author's great-uncle) and compares other first-person accounts from the same period (all written in French, by the way), to unravel the "real" story of who Rasputin was -- and wasn't. Yes, he was the "mad monk" with spiritual powers that were in question; yes, he had too much love for wine and women (I don't recall anything about song); but he was also a man who stood up for the oppressed, and there was no group more oppressed than the Jews in the early 1900s in Russia.

Rasputin & the Jews: A Reversal of History is a vindication of Rasputin's good deeds by a writer who has nothing to gain by correcting the historical record, other than sharing the true story of a man whose reputation has been maligned because he dared oppose the people who had the most to lose by permitting some semblance of human rights to Jews and other peasants: The nobility.

Most people like Rasputin (a 'victim' of his own sincere, good deeds) have no one to defend him, so it is a true gift to his actions and to history to see the record set straight.
Anyshoun
It is rare to find a well documented historical account in which the writer's obvious passion is not a detriment. This book accomplishes that.
A survey of primary and secondary sources about a fascinating geographical area, era, and man, Colon's *Rasputin and the Jews* is accessible reading for the armchair historian while providing citations for further study by scholars. Told in a friendly writing style, the text is entertaining and informative.
Anyone with an interest in Russia, the powers behind the First World War, the political systems of that era, or Rasputin himself should not fail to read this compelling account.
Saberdragon
I do not claim to be in the same league as the previous reviewers. My frame of reference is poor, and being a Methodist, not one saturated with knowledge of Jewish heritage. The author has addressed a subject matter conceived as truth and shed new light upon it to reveal fact, not fiction. Just as we were taught that Columbus discovered America and accepted it as truth, such was the story of Rasputin handed down as fiction, now revealed as fact.

My hat is off to Delin Colon for taking the bull by the horns and bringing it to heel. A well-written documentation of facts that vindicates a true man of God.
Qane
As one who has, for many years, studied Russian history, I have always seen Rasputin as a terrible villain, but after reading this book, I must consider that history has shortchanged this man. I must admit that the author may have been a bit biased for Rasputin, but I cannot dismiss the possibilities that the book was more truthful than history has painted him.

The writing was well done and made me want to continue reading what is often very dull and dry material. I found this book to be informative and interesting, especially because of the writing. I would recommend that anyone who is interested in Russian history of the last century should read this account.
Ungall
This astounding revelation shouldn't be a suprise given Russia's track record for, to say it nicely, keeping secrets. The background history of the atrocious life for peasants and Jews is shocking. And just think of all the books and films that have been made depicting Rasputin as the mad, monster monk who brought down the Czar and caused the Russian Revolution. We've all been bamboozled. Kudos to the author for laying down the facts with such precision. This book is a keeper.
Androwyn
I am a lover of historical books and readings, and particularly enjoy eastern European history. My earlier readings that touched on Rasputin painted quite a different picture of him. This book made him a believable person with some enduring human qualities, not the madman of prior history books and historical fiction. If we are to believe these writings, we see a kind, humane Rasputin who disliked intently the persecution of the Jews in Russia and who had strong religious beliefs. The author offers enough sources to read further if one wants to check the veracity of his own writings. I am eager to research more, but I, like so many others, find myself reading more of the books on my "bucket list of books." Hopefully, some day I can do this. Rasputin was a character not easy to forget and so enjoyable about which to read .
Quite contradictory to everything I've read about Rasputin, but the author's references (which I did not verify) appears to back up what he writes. Apparently most of Rasputin's bios that have survived were written by his enemies or the aristocracy of the times. An interesting take you cannot ignore.

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