Episode: Anna Anderson Pt. 1: The False Anastasia

Con Artists Logo
Anna Anderson Pt. 1: The False Anastasia
Franziska Schanzkowsky always thought she was destined for something bigger than the life of a Polish peasant. In 1921, after the fall of the Romanov Empire, 24-year-old Franziska claimed she was the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the youngest daughter of deposed Tsar Nicholas II. But to maintain the lie, Franziska would have to surrender more of herself than she ever realized...including her sanity. 

Parcasters - This week on Crimes of Passion we take on the infamous case of Lorena and John Bobbitt! You won’t want to miss this one! Listen today on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Con Artists
Users who viewed this episode also viewed...

Con Artists > Jordan Belfort Pt. 2: Wolf In A Cage

Tremendous wealth fueled an incredibly lavish lifestyle, filled with luxury goods and debauchery. However, the glitz and glamour was supported by a web of lies. Within five years of its founding, both the SEC and the FBI were investigating Stratton Oakmont’s activities. Jordan Belfort’s dream life was coming apart at the seams...

Con Artists > Stephen Glass Pt. 1: The Devil’s Bargain

In the 1990's, young writer Stephen Glass left college and entered the journalism world, quickly becoming a rising star. At the New Republic magazine in Washington D.C., Stephen dazzled his editors and captured his readers with compelling pieces written in specific, colorful detail, but it was all false...

Con Artists > Bernie Madoff Pt. 2: The Soft Screw

For decades, Bernie Madoff ran one of the largest Ponzi schemes in history, stealing billions of dollars from thousands of people, all under the guise of savvy investment techniques. But in the early 2000s, the wrong people finally asked the right questions and took a closer look at his money management...
Comments (0)

Login or Sign up to leave a comment.

Log in
Sign up

Be the first to comment.