Monthly Archives: May 2015

The murder of Walter Rathenau

Walter Rathenau was an industrialist and founder of the Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG)  (electrical engineering company). He was murdered in June 1922, a prominent victim of the Organisation Consul one of the many right-wing paramilitary groups. At the outbreak of the … Continue reading

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Empress Elisabeth of Austria: The tragedy of Sisi

  Elisabeth of Austria, born on the 24th December 1837 was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I, and Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. Born into Bavarian royalty, Elisabeth, known as Sisi,  married Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria … Continue reading

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