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    Atlantipedia will be wound down in 2023. After nearly twenty years compiling Atlantipedia on my own, and as I am now approaching my 80th birthday, I have decided to cut back on the time I dedicate to developing this website. An orderly conclusion rather than an enforced one is always preferable before the Grim Reaper […]Read More »
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    Joining The Dots

    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »

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August Knotel

Bessmertny, Alexandre

Alexandre Bessmertny (1888-1943) was born in St. Petersburg and later moved to Germany. In 1933, because of his Jewish background, he fled to France and afterward to Czechoslovakia where he was arrested by the Gestapo in 1939 and executed in Berlin in 1943.

In 1893, Bessmertny published a short review of August Knotel‘s Atlantis theories. An English translation is available here(a).

In the 1930’s he wrote about Atlantis in Das Atlantisrätsel and was published in German[176] and also in French, translated[175] by F. Gidon, who also added his own ideas to the text. Bessmertny discussed the various theories in vogue at that period,>an excerpt from which has been published by Atlantisforschung(b)(c).<

(a) Archive 7168 | ( 

(b) Atlantis = Amerika – (German)  *

(c)  Atlantis = America – ( (English) *