6. Her Grandmother Prayed For Her Survival
Anastasia’s grandmother, the Dowager Empress Marie, simply couldn’t believe that her daughter’s entire family had been executed. She herself had escaped to Crimea along with refugees and had assumed that the remaining family would be escorted to safety.
It is said that even after hearing about the tragic news, the Empress held onto the hope that Anastasia had survived, and prayed for a miracle to ensure the entire family’s safety.