Mariam Kereselidze’s Life Twists and Turns (According to Mariam Kereselidze’s Epistles)

  • Mariam MARJANISHVILI Kutaisi State Historical Museum

Abstract

It is scientifically proved that genetic heritance, irrespective of a person’s wish or will, is passed down from parents, which connects him/her with their predecessors’ world.
The same can be said about constitution, nervous system, temperament, character – they are all inherited. From this point of view, Mariam Kereselidze was a copy of her father, general Leo Kereselidze. She was determined, self-sacrificing and daring like her father. The love of Georgian gene and origins, the striving towards freedom were inspired by her father from her very childhood. Mariam was the only child so her father brought her up in a manly manner, tried to develop the features which she would use in difficult situations. The general wished his daughter to continue his political course.
Brought up in her father’s political surrounding, all Mariam’s actions were directed to restore Georgia’s statehood.
During the World War II, at the age of 19, Mariam Kereselidze helped the Germans to bomb English bases in Gibraltar for three years, according to KGB. On her “achievements” list, there was also a revelation of secret negotiations between American and Portuguese ambassadors. That was why she was hunted by: Soviet KGB, English Intelligence, French police and even German Nazis… In the World War II, Mariam Kereselidze fought among anti-Soviet group, on the Germans’ side for others’ interests, formally, but in reality, she fought for Georgia.
After the war she moved to South America and while living in Peru, in 1960, she wrote a play “Maita” in Spanish, her second Add Contributorplay was “Roots of Stars” which was staged by Rosa Wonder’s cast of Peru Theatre. Due to hard life conditions in Peru, Mariam Kereselidze started her activity in Communist Party.
Keywords: Kereselidze, lost, Peru

Published
04-03-2020