An aristocrat for a united Europe

  • 2003-06-19
Born in 1912 the eldest son of Austria's archduke who later became King Charles I after the assassination of Francis Ferdinand in 1914, Otto von Habsburg was to become at the age of four the last crown prince of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Once the Habsburg dynasty collapsed, the boy who was given 17 first names - part of a Habsburg tradition - has spent his life working as one of the most passionate advocates of a united Europe. Ieva Tuna spoke with him during his recent visit to the Baltics.At the start of World War II, Otto von Habsburg helped more than 10,000 people persecuted by nat...
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