Abbott, Jane, Diary, 28-30 June 1914

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Description: 
pages 24-25
Case Study: 
An American in Vienna on the Outbreak of the First World War: Jane Abbott’s Diary
Creator: 
Abbott, Jane
Source: 
diary
Date: 
28-30 June 1914
Place: Wien (Vienna)
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
00000496
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

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assassinated and killed by a German student. Fraülein Amalie says it seems a terrible thing …, but it must be a relief to the Emperor and to the people that he will not succeed to the throne. I saw him and his wife at the Prater with their young daughter. How terrible for his children, two sons and a daughter. I shall always remember Ferdinand leaning out of his carriage throwing flowers at the Fait (?). Saw the Grillplager Monument today, and admired anew the Elizabeth mountain and its beautiful setting. Fraülein Spiller and the Stillious have been out to the county all day to the birthday celebration of an Aunt. Returned home after supper – and no one here. Very lonely till ten p.m., when they returned with particulars of the assin[ation]. A bomb was thrown at the auto but failed to reach
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them. They drove to the Rathaus and then to see the injured when a youth of eighteen shot Ferdinand in the head and his wife in the breast. They died in fifteen minutes. The infuriated people caught the youth. How horrible.