Ivan Olbracht
(1882-1952)

Czech communist writer who wrote for Social Democratic newspapers in Vienna and Prague in the years before the October revolution. In 1920 he spent six months in the Soviet Union, and on his return to Czechoslovakia joined the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in 1921, the year of it's formation. He began contributing to The Red Right, the official newspaper of the CPC, and writing many works of fiction as well. Was imprisioned in 1926 and 1928 for his communist positions. During WWII, fearing for his safety (his mother was Jewish), we retreated to the small town of Stříbrec, where he eventually became involved with the Communist resistance.




Novels
Nikola the Outlaw:

The Sorrowful Eyes of Hanna Karajich:


Short Stories
Julie and the Miracle

The Affair of the Mikvah