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Mastermind. The Mastermind was created by the Polish author A.A. Akavya (Anarchist, Polish Detective (I)) and appeared in the serial “Di Geheimnis Fun Varshe” (Haynt, 1908).

The Mastermind is an avenger and manipulator of events modeled on Rodolphe, the Duke of Gerolstein, from Eugène Sue's Les Mystères de Paris (1843), and the events of “Di Geheimnis Fun Varshe” match those of Les Mystères de Paris. The Mastermind is a Polish Jew and is active in Warsaw as a force for good, much as Rodolphe was active in Paris.

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