The Amber Room - Part 1: Chapters 12 - 15 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: Chapters 12 - 15 Summary

Peeked by new curiosity surrounding The Amber Room, Karol begins to review the history of the room in Chapters 12-13. In 1701, Frederick I of Prussia commissioned panels of amber at his Charlottenburg palace (the Catherine Palace). He thought an amber filler room would be beautiful. The room was only partially completed in 1712, when the kingship passed on to Frederick William I who declared the room would not be finished and packed up the panels. In 1755, Empress Elizabeth of Prussia decided to put the panels on display. The room was finally finished by 1770. The room survived several revolutions and restorations were performed. The Catherine Palace had been turned into a museum by 1941. The day before the palace was taken, Russian officials had many things shipped away but could not ship the panels, so they attempted to cover the panels with wallpaper. When Hitler learned...

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