Markovits, Rodion

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MARKOVITS, RODION (Jakabs , 1888–1948), author and journalist. Following capture by the Russians during World War i, Markovits later became a political commissar in the International Brigade fighting with the Red Army after the October Revolution. His Szibériai garnizon (1927; Siberian Garrison, 1929) enjoyed worldwide success in translation. Two later works were Aranyvonat ("The Golden Train," 1929) and Reb Áncsli és más avasi zsidókról szóló széphistóriák ("Reb Anschel and Other Jewish Stories," 1940).