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28/07/2021

Tzar Nikolai II and his family

... and my great grandmother Elisabeth Vogt

Two English documentaries, each of them in two parts, about the last Tzar Nikolai II and his family:
1a. Russia's Lost Princesses. Part 1
1b. Russia's Lost Princesses. Part 2
2a. The Romanov Four Sisters: Before the Storm
2b. The Romanov Four Sisters: The Tragic End

and

The family of the Tzarina Alexandra: Her father, the Grand Duke Ludwig IV. of Hesse and by Rhine, his wife and his children

and

The identification of the missing Romanov children

and

Olga Alexandrovna, sister of the Tzar, the last of the Romanovs

Reading suggestion: Michael von Griechenland: Nikolaus und Alexandra. Die letzte Zarenfamilie - ganz privat. München 1992 (wonderful photo material!)

The family of the last Tzar is very interesting for me, because my great grandmother Elisabeth Vogt worked as a "Bonne" (= a nanny and teacher) for some years in this royal household (figs. 1-6).

Fig. 1: My great grandmother Elisabeth Vogt with her husband, Mr. Quast
Fig. 2: My great grandmother Elisabeth Vogt (in the middle) between the Grand Duchess Olga (on the left) and the Tzarina Alexandra (on the right)
Fig. 3: My great grandmother Elisabeth Vogt (the second person on the left) with the family of the Tzar Nikolai II and other men and women working for this royal household
Fig. 4: My great grandmother Elisabeth Vogt (the sitting lady on the left part of the photo) with the Grand Duchess Maria (top right), the Grand Duchess Olga (bottom right) and their brother Alexei (in the middle: the boy who is looking at us)
Fig. 5: My great grandmother Elisabeth Vogt (the second person on the left) with the Tzarina Alexandra (on the far left), the Grand Duchess Anastasia (the second person on the right) and the Grand Duchess Tatiana (on the far right)
Fig. 6: My great grandmother Elisabeth Vogt (right) with the Grand Duchesses Tatiana (left) and Olga (in the middle)
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