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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Alexander Imich: A remarkable life

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Dying at the ripe old age of 111 was just one of the remarkable things that Alexander Imich had done.

According to The New York Times, this Upper West Side resident had lived in many other places – some of them not by choice.

Born into a well-to-do Jewish family from Poland, Imich later fought the Bolsheviks during the Polish-Soviet War.  He managed to escape the Holocaust, but wound up in a Soviet gulag.  Having survived that, he then made his way to the United States.

Imich had earned a doctorate in chemistry from Jagiellonian University of Krakow.  After immigrating to America, he also pursued his decades-long interest in the paranormal.

While in his nineties, he edited an anthology titled Incredible Tales of the Paranormal, “documented
accounts of poltergeist, levitations, phantoms, and other phenomena.” 

Before transitioning out of this world, Imich had said:  The compensation for dying is that I will learn all the things I was not able to learn here on Earth.


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