Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Novelist, Author

1883 – 1945

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Who was Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy?

Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, nicknamed the Comrade Count, was a Russian and Soviet writer who wrote in many genres but specialized in science fiction and historical novels.

During World War II, he served on an Extraordinary State Commission which "ascertained without reasonable doubt" the mass extermination of people in gas vans by the German occupiers. His work in the investigation of atrocities committed in the Stavropol region was recognized by Soviet prosecutors during the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals.

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Born
Jan 10, 1883
Pugachyov
Also known as
  • A. Tolstoy
  • Aleksei N. Tolstoy
  • Alexei Tolstoy
  • Алексей Толстой
  • Comrade Count
  • Aleksei Tolstoy
  • Alexei Tolstoi
  • Aleksei Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Russian
Nationality
  • Soviet Union
  • Russian Empire
Profession
Died
Feb 23, 1945
Moscow
Resting place
Novodevichy Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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