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Sisi, not Sissi: The true Empress Elisabeth
European History

Sisi, not Sissi: The true Empress Elisabeth

Everyone knows the films of the “Sissi” trilogy with Romy Schneider. Every Christmas at the latest, the lovely face of the young Empress flickers across the television screens. She became the ideal image of a fairytale princess for generations. But was she even close to it? When the historian Brigitte Hamann discovered the diaries of …