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Offline Gaby

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A Chance?
« on: May 05, 2005, 07:52:15 PM »
Hi, My name is Gaby and I am a highschool student doing a paper on Anastasia.  Before a I plunged into this project, I had no idea how many different aspects of the Romanovs I would love to cover.  Every sister is so interesting in their own way, Alexei is very intriguing, and of course there is the mysterious Rasputin.

Now for my question: Is there any chance that Anastasia survived?

Please understand that this is not me being a hopeful romantic, but I have visited innumberable sites (yes, I know, the lovely internet is just so reliable.. ::)) Some stating that Anastasia is definately alive, and others saying that there is no way that she survived.  What are the facts known, and what are your opinions on this?

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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 08:25:49 PM »
No, absolutely none.  No one could have or would have survived July 17, 1918.

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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 08:29:49 PM »
None. She's dead.

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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2005, 05:54:28 PM »
It is sad, but how someone could have survived is impossible. Anyhow, check out the survivors thread for more info on this topic.

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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005, 11:57:59 PM »
Well, if any of the girls had escaped, they all could still be alive. Olga would be 110 at the end of the year. People DO live that long. But sadly, I agree it was near impossible for them to get away.
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2005, 05:38:10 AM »
well i did hear a theory that if any of them survived, they melted into the background, never to be mentioned again (as a peasant), so they would propably been under stalin rule if they survived for long
sorry if it makes no sense :-[
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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2005, 06:08:01 AM »
I should imagine that any who escaped that cellar would have hopefully made their way out of the "Worker's Paradise"(Ayn Rand..."We The Living"...USSR in the early days)...but...I can't believe any did escape.... :'(

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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2005, 07:40:55 PM »
By the way we've been told they were killed and the disposal of the bodies, I believe there's no way that someone survived, although the fact that Anastasia (or Marie) & Alexei's bodies are still missing, feeds the "surviving theory"...
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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2005, 08:53:33 PM »
If you are interested in researching those who claimed to have been AN, there has been a lot of discussion about that on these threads. Anna Anderson, Eugenea Smith are a couple of the more famous cliamants. Read all you can and draw your own conclusions.
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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2005, 10:33:15 AM »
Hey Gaby!
This topic really gets people at eachothers necks, as we don't all agree. I personally am not sure about Anna Anderson, but I reallly highly doubt that it's her. If you want to take a peak at the arguement discussion about AA and AN, with a little of FS thrown in, check out
Question of Survivors Thread
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2005, 04:44:31 PM »
Even if someone did make it through the attack they probably would have died soon afterword. It was very brutal.

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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2005, 07:42:42 PM »
There was only one window she could have escaped through, and it was barred. I beleive she was the last of the sisters to die. (Wasn't Olga first?) So there could have been more than one person shooting at her at that point. The bodies were driven over, stabbed, crushed ect. I personally think it would be a blessing if she lives, but the chances are not just slim, they are not there at all.

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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2005, 07:56:11 PM »
Read Fate of the Romanovs.  The murders were more grisly than first assumed.  No "Olga was shot first and died quickly" stuff.

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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2005, 08:03:52 PM »
Ok.
Who wrote it?
I know people seem to say "Olga and Alexandra made the sign of the cross but didn't have time" because they didnt have time, i thought they might have died quicker.
Sorry.



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Re: A Chance?
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2005, 08:09:50 PM »
Greg King and Penny Wilson.  I don't agree with some stuff that's in that  book but get it and at least look at the murder scene; it's what really happened.  None of this "OTM died quickly, blah blah blah" stuff.  It made me cry.