For years we have been fascinated by the Titanic
ship tragedy in 1912. This new ship sank on its
first trip when it hit the iceberg, causing
many deaths. Was there a deaf connection? Well,
one of these passengers was William Stead, not
deaf and a well known British writer. Before
the tragedy, he traveled to Russia and met
Anastasia Romanovna, a deaf member of the
Russian royal family. They both liked each
other and promised to stay in touch. Anastastia
then realized he was one of passengers that died.
She was heartbroken and it stayed with her until
her death!