Anastasia Author:Peter Kurth On 17 February 1920 a young woman was rescued form a Berlin canal and taken to a local asylum. Her body bore the scars of bullet and bayonet wounds. For a long time she refused to give her name, and was know as Fraulein Unbekannt (Mill Unknown). When she did declare herself -as the Grand Duchess Anastasia, youngest daughter of the murdered Roman... more »ovs- she became the centre of a storm of controversy that still continues after her death in 1983.
For Peter Kurth's brillian and meticulously researched account shows that the evidence that Anna Anderson was Anastasia is in the end overwhelming. Nevertheless the extraordinary secrecy which still shrouds some of the key evidence suggests that, as her uncle the Grand Duke of Hesse wrote, and investigation of her identity could be 'dangerous'.« less