Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Intruder Jumped the Palace Fence
A familiar headline in today’s news. In July 1904 it was hushed up.A 21 year old homeless man climbed over the 2 meter private garden fence. Later starving, he entered through an open window into Princess Galitzine’s apartment in the southwestern part. After 2 days and nights he left the garden.
He voluntarily returned 3 days later and told his story to the palace guard to their disbelief until shown the places he hid from the 9 gardeners.The incident was never made public. A new guard post was added near the entrance gate on the neva side. [RSHA F.475]