The Julius Lempert story occurred in the early part of the 20th century. It would be an impossible accomplishment in the 21st century.
The son of Mischa and Anna Lempert, Julius was born in Lublin, Poland, on July 4, 1891.
Not much is known about the boy’s early years. Most accounts start at age 13 when Julius joined a student protest march, was arrested by the police, and thrown in prison.