publication date: Saturday, January 16, 2016 (part of Winter 2016)

category: Hoaxes

clue: Polish factory worker or Russian grand duchess?

explanation: "Anna Anderson" was the common name used by Franziska Schanzkowska, a mentally ill Polish woman who claimed to be Anastasia, the daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, and Erik Bates


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