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Offline MashkaShvybz4

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Help? - 'Spare my mother and sisters' (Diary/Letter)
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:08:59 AM »
Hello, I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me when Alexei wrote that he knew the future was not bright for his father and himself but that he hoped they would spare his mother and sisters lives? Was it in Tobolsk or Ekaterinburg, or earlier? I remember reading it somewhere, I think maybe in one of Rappaport's books but I can't find it again! Thank you for your help!

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Re: Help? - 'Spare my mother and sisters' (Diary/Letter)
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2015, 01:34:29 PM »
I have only read "Ekaterinburg" by Helen Rappaport but I certainly do not recall anything of the sort. To be quite frank it does not even sound too believable to me. But of course I might by mistaken.

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Re: Help? - 'Spare my mother and sisters' (Diary/Letter)
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 06:41:54 PM »
I don't recall ever reading anything like that.
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Re: Help? - 'Spare my mother and sisters' (Diary/Letter)
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 07:53:54 AM »
I swear I read it somewhere. It was probably online, maybe from an unreliable source. But I don't think it's unbelievable. We all know Alexei was very emotionally mature in a lot of ways, particularly after Spala, and I think a lot of the time people forget that he was fourteen, not as young as the most famous photos portray him to be. Also he grew up surrounded by women/girls, and quite - well, I suppose "religious" speech as well, just to be stereotypical! :P Haha! I swear I read that somewhere though! And I'm pretty sure now that it was meant to be around 1917/18. It's so annoying! If I ever come across it again I'll let everyone know! Thanks for the replies though! :)

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Re: Help? - 'Spare my mother and sisters' (Diary/Letter)
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 11:21:10 AM »
His letters from exile are on the main APTM site.  There is nothing like that in any of them.