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The mystery of Olga Chekhova

Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: London : Viking, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the extraordinary tale of how one family survived the Russian Revolution, the civil war, the rise of Hitler, the Stalinist Terror and the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. There have been many tantalizing rumours about Olga Chekhova, the niece of Anton Chekhov. She left Russia for Germany and became a film star honoured by the Nazis yet secretly worked for Soviet intelligence. Some of her closest relatives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Olga Tschechowa; Olga Tschechowa; Olga Tschechowa
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Beevor
ISBN: 0670915203 9780670915200
OCLC Number: 224108754
Notes: Cover subtitle: Was Hitler's favourite actress a Russian spy?
Description: xvi, 300 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Antony Beevor.

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The author has put together from many sources a fascinating account of a Russo-German family. Several members are trapped in Hitler's Berlin the rest in Moscow awaiting arrest because their niece  Read more...

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