In elementary school, at the end of testing week for all the 4th and 5th graders, our teachers decided to give us a treat for everyone showing up all five days. So they showed us the Anastasia cartoon (although one of the teachers said that the movie was about real events and the the eldest
child was only thirteen when she died.
It stuck in my brain because, at ten years old, I couldn't imagine how cruel people could be to kill children. I went to the library and looked up 'Anastasia' and I found a copy of Anastasia's Album. I found out it was the youngest who died at thirteen, but so much more. I noticed how different the real story was from the cartoon, and I was intrigued. Later, I read the fictional diary, and once I graduated to the adult section, I found all sorts of books about the family. Despite all negative things about it, I'm glad I watched the cartoon so that I could learn about the Imperial family!