ROMANOV FAMILY: FUN IN THE SNOW
Recently I was contacted by a reader who had an interesting story. He told me that his mother is a long time collector of antiques, and one of her acquisitions was an early Steiff bear that belonged to the Tsar’s children. Both of them were able to meet with me, and I was able to meet the teddy, whose name is, appropriately Nicholas, in person!
ANASTASIA ROMANOV: 1914 POSTCARD TO HER HESSIAN AUNT
This postcard was written by Anastasia Romanov to her aunt by marriage, Grand Duchess Eleonore of Hesse. In 1914 Anastasia was 13 years old. “Aunty Onor” was the second wife of Grand Duke Ernest of Hesse, Anastasia’s maternal uncle.
by Tatiana Mehos
On the night of 17 February, 1920, a Polish factory worker attempted to end her dreaded life. For the next sixty four years, Anna Anderson would be one of the most talked about royal mysteries throughout the world. Fraulein Unbekannt, Frau Tchaikovsky, Anna Anderson, Mrs. Anastasia Manahan was the most well-known imposter of Russia´s Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova. For each memory of the last Imperial Family she remembered, a new flaw bloomed. For each time she refused to speak to ¨relatives,¨ questions were raised.
Letter from Anastasia Romanov to Nicholas II:
1915 letter from Anastasia Romanov to Nicholas II: