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Re: Awareness of possible execution/Do you think they knew?
« Reply #135 on: February 19, 2010, 08:31:03 PM »
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« Reply #136 on: February 19, 2010, 08:41:47 PM »
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Re: Awareness of possible execution/Do you think they knew?
« Reply #137 on: February 21, 2010, 01:05:47 AM »
Thanks, I appreciate it and I will!!!  Haven't been on the forum for a while but back in the swing.

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« Reply #138 on: March 22, 2010, 04:08:43 PM »
Hi everyone! I'm new on this forum, which I find very interesting by the way ;)

After reading the 10 pages on this topic, I still wonder about one thing. I read on that same forum, probably in the part devoted to Alexei, that he wrote his last letter to
Kolya Derevenko, and finished it with the words "The End". Of course this could just have been the end of the letter but since it was his last... what do you think?
" Fuis la terre insensée où l'on brise la croix,
  Où jusque dans la mort descend le régicide,
  Où le meurtre, d'horreurs avide,
  Fouille dans les tombeaux pour y chercher des rois."

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Re: Awareness of possible execution/Do you think they knew?
« Reply #139 on: March 22, 2010, 06:43:17 PM »
Attention, "Tsarya":   Firstly, Welcome to the Forum!  Secondly:  In my opinion, according to the story that you relate about the Heir's utilization at the conclusion of the letter to his friend, with the words, "The End" :   I personally do not think that this was any expression or special premonition of impending doom, rather I see it as no more than a common childhood expression of closing a letter or a story.  Such is often seen even today in younger children's reports, stories, letters, etc. in various languages.  I feel that he had no way of knowing it was to be his "last" letter.  Potentially, he may have written other (later) letters in captivity that, for various reasons, no longer exist.  I have never seen much of his extant writings, and I believe that the Heir was not known to be a very prolific or spontaneous writer.   Regards,  AP
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Re: Awareness of possible execution/Do you think they knew?
« Reply #140 on: March 23, 2010, 07:56:12 AM »
Two letters, presumed to be Aleksei's last, were probably written to Kolia Derevenko in May of 1918. However, they are not dated. They're reprinted in French in Le Tsarevitch, enfant martyr. One of them does indeed close with "fin" -- French for "end" but without a more specific date I don't think anyone really knows if that particular letter was truly the last one he wrote.
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Re: Awareness of possible execution/Do you think they knew?
« Reply #141 on: March 23, 2010, 10:03:16 AM »
Something's wrong then. From my database:

Alexei to Kolia - June 15, 1918- Ekaterinburg
Dear Kolia,

All the sisters send greetings to you, mother and grandmother. I feel well myself. My head was aching all day, but now the pain has gone completely. I embrace you warmly. Greetings to Botkins from all of us. Always yours.


Alexei


Was there any chance for transferring the letter from Ipatievskii dom? Or letter was delivered later? And according to Russian book, the last letter was written at Tobolsk, SUPPOSEDLY on May 4/17 1918.
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Re: Awareness of possible execution/Do you think they knew?
« Reply #142 on: March 23, 2010, 02:10:57 PM »
Thank your for your answers =)

I also think it might be just an ordinary way for him to finish his letter. If it had been the last I think he would have written it differently, but I just wanted to know your opinion ;)
" Fuis la terre insensée où l'on brise la croix,
  Où jusque dans la mort descend le régicide,
  Où le meurtre, d'horreurs avide,
  Fouille dans les tombeaux pour y chercher des rois."

  Victor Hugo

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Re: Awareness of possible execution/Do you think they knew?
« Reply #143 on: March 23, 2010, 03:41:17 PM »
Attention, "Tsarya" and Reply # 142:   Thank you!  I appreciate your kind response.    Regards,  AP
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