ANASTASIA ROMANOV TO LILI DEHN: 10 APRIL, 1917
“Thank you so much for the postcard, dear Tili. Maria is also very grateful. Now I take walks when it is warm out, with Papa, Tatiana and Aleksei. And how are you? I send you good wishes. I kiss you and the little one affectionately. Your loving Anastasia. 10th April, 1917. T.S.”
A number of books have been written about Grand Duchess Anastasia, or rather about the person who claimed to be her after 1919. Although Anastasia was the only one of all the imperial siblings who completely destroyed all her personal diaries, a lot of her original writings such as this postcard remained, although many have never been compiled or published. The Russian archives hold a myriad of Anastasia’s writings. I believe that the REAL Anastasia, deserves to be heard as much as all the other members of her family. Her lesson books, notebooks, drawings, etc. are all kept at GARF, along with the letters she wrote and received from friends and family members. Part of my goal for this project is to obtain and publish all of them. |I hope to release the book dedicated to the REAL Anastasia in 2019.