Died 120 years ago: Sissi's last will is still helping Thousands of refugees

For the Imperial family she had left almost only scorn and derision. "Your loving peoples in the vast Empire, so in Secret I admire you: As you feed it with yo

Died 120 years ago: Sissi's last will is still helping Thousands of refugees

For the Imperial family she had left almost only scorn and derision. "Your loving peoples in the vast Empire, so in Secret I admire you: As you feed it with your sweat and blood, good-Natured, this depraved brood." So Derogatory rhyming Empress Elisabeth (1837-1898) about the ruling dynasty of the Habsburgs.

by Romy Schneider in the "Sissi"-movies -, this Christmas in TV-program - so-loving embodied Empress brought their thoughts, their anger and their dreams in the form of a rhyme to paper. Even her will was a side blow to the dynasty. They decreed that the revenues should be used to their diary-like volumes of poetry "the Best politically Convicted and their family members".

15.000 Euro got UNHCR last updated

"It is remarkable that you had at that time already the far-sightedness and a portion of the proceeds of the diary of a sale specifically the protection of refugees has left", says the head of the UN refugee Agency UNHCR in Austria, Christoph Pinter. UNHCR was in 1980 by the Swiss government, in whose hands, Elisabeth left her poetic legacy, as beneficiary of the payments is chosen.

15,000 euros got the UN-organization of this Imperial source as last - that according to information from refugees and asylum seekers in Ukraine. The sum of helping, the Protection seeker at the opening of a shop or a Craft business, and support for language courses, the Organisation.

The nearly 400-page book is currently available in seven editions. Of 21,000 copies had been sold since the first edition in 1984, informed the publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). A total of 30,000 euros, according to Austrian ACADEMY of Sciences to various UNHCR projects. "The book is an interesting document of the time," says publishing Director Thomas Jentzsch.

poems are very personal,

The Empress had written poems "as an expression of their diverse frustrations," says Jentzsch. They have the Viennese court and the aristocratic society, the monarchy is criticised generally as not up to date anymore. At the time, the Habsburgs of Vienna and dominated a multi-ethnic state with 50 million people, which broke up in 1918, with the defeat in the First world war.

The poems, which were tracked down by historian Brigitte Hamann, and published, are not considered to be lyrical peak performance. For this, you give a lot of Personal price, the action of the Empress the lost love of her husband Franz Joseph I.: "Where is the key? I'm not out looking for him forever, you took my heart, went to you already in Lost," wrote Elizabeth as a 48-Year-old. "Even more than the youth of the poems the verses of the Mature woman laments are actions and testimony of Hypersensitivity and self-pity", says the 2016 dead Hamann in the introduction.

the Empress was an unusual woman

The Empress, marked by grief and loneliness, was one for the 19. Century unusual woman. From the body the cult of the possessed, they trained in your own gym. She was regarded for years as the best Rider in Europe, impressed on wild rode their companions. She loved Greece and learned to be very disciplined in ancient and modern Greek.

your large model as the Poet Heinrich Heine was. The impetus to seal a Meeting with Queen Elisabeth of Romania, published under the name of Carmen Sylva, her works were, according to Hamann.

a stroke of fate ended pleasure of Writing

From 1885 to October 1888 the Imperial Dating of rhymes. Then a tragedy ended the pleasure of Writing - the suicide of her son, crown Prince Rudolf, in January 1889. "This death, and its gruesome circumstances, is no longer practiced on the Empress's such a shock that she was Dense," said Hamann.

Elisabeth ordered, her work and kept it in a safe place. 60 years after 1890, so its available should be released in the volumes. The Empress herself was stabbed to death in 1898 on the shores of lake Geneva by an anarchist.

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Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 13:59

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