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An Interview With Author Delin Colón

September 13, 2013



Delin Colón is the author of  Rasputin and The Jews: A Reversal of History; here is a link to her website:


Q:  What originally made you interested in writing about Rasputin?

A: My roots are Russian-Jewish. I’m a second-generation American. My father had always told me that his great uncle, Aron Simanovitch, had been secretary to Rasputin, and he had often recounted meeting Simanovitch in 1923, when my father was a young boy.  I was in my late forties when I started researching my great-great uncle. I began finding mention of him in various biographies on Rasputin, but I hit the jackpot when I discovered an out-of-print copy of the 1930 French edition of Simanovitch’s memoirs (originally published in Russian in 1928).  Fortunately, my undergraduate degree is in French and I spent several years living in the province of Québec, speaking only French.


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