Ever since watching the Fox movie “Anastasia” for the first

Ever since watching the Fox movie “Anastasia” for the first

4/13/2021, 4:10:01 PM
Ever since watching the Fox movie “Anastasia” for the first time as a kid, I spent a lot of time wondering if Anastasia Romanov was able to escape the brutal firing squad that took her entire family. Of course, I know the answer now, but that didn't keep me from feeling that old hope all over again when I received a review copy of “I Was Anastasia” in the mail from @doubledaybooks #partner ) . Quick history brief so we’re on the same page. In Russia (July 17, 1918) Under direct orders from Vladimir Lenin, Bolshevik secret police force the entire imperial family into a basement in Siberia and mow them all down via firing squad. The claim has always been that none survived. . Back in 1920, a woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anastasia Romanov was pulled shivering and senseless from a canal in Berlin. She refused to explain why she was in the freezing water and when she was later examined at the hospital, they found her body was riddled with countless, horrific scars. Finally, when she does speak, she claims to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. . Is she only after the family fortune? Or is she truly the youngest Romanov daughter, survivor of a massacre? . This is the story of Anna Anderson, the name given to the woman claiming to be Anastasia by those who did not believe her claims.  I have to say I’m completely fascinated and intrigued to read about her more. . Has anyone else spent time looking up the story of the Romanovs or Anna Anderson? . #IWasAnastasia #ariellawhon #AnastasiaRomanov #historicalfiction #Bookstagram

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