Nicholas and Alexandra - Study Guide Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Robert K. Massie
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The bodies were taken to the abandoned mine in what was called the Four Brothers, where they were dismembered and burned. Bones were dissolved with sulfuric acid with the ashes thrown into the water at the bottom of the mine. It took Yurovsky's group three days to complete the task. Eight days after the murders, the Whites took Ekaterinburg. Examination of the house revealed no sign of the Romanovs, but the evidence indicated a massacre had taken place. In January 1919, a special investigator was appointed by the White government in Siberia. They found the mine with its evidence of the belongings of the Romanovs.

The official announcement was that the Tsar had been executed. The rest of the family was lost in the evacuation of Ekaterinburg. After a year, the Bolsheviks admitted that the family had been killed. They arrested and tried twenty-eight people and...

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