Jan Eskymo Welzl

A statue of Welzl by Stanislav Lach (1998) in Welzl's hometown of [[Zábřeh Jan Welzl (15 August 1868 – 19 September 1948) was a Czech-Moravian traveller, adventurer, gold-digger, Eskimo chief and Chief Justice on New Siberia island, and later a story-teller and writer. He is known under the pseudonym ''Eskymo Welzl'' or the nickname ''Arctic Bismarck''.

Rudolf Těsnohlídek began to write down his adventures on the basis of conversations with him. Pavel Eisner continued but did not finish and later Bedřich Golombek and Edvard Valenta completed the work. The book ''Třicet let na zlatém severu'' (''"Thirty Years in the Golden North"'') had great success in Czechoslovakia and also abroad, where people suspected that "Eskymo Welzl" did not exist and that the real author was Karel Čapek, who wrote the preface to foreign editions. Provided by Wikipedia
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