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Author: Blanka Marianna Györgyi

The Hungarian girl who wanted to become the Queen of the Albanians

Geraldine Apponyi wanted to be for the Albanians who Sissy was for Hungarian people, says mno.hu. Her life story was beautiful and tragic at the same time. We’re back in 1927; a 23 year-old fatherless countess works as a shop assistant in the gift shop of the Hungarian National Museum. Geraldine Apponyi had to take the job because her family was impoverished. She received the job with the intercession of her kin, István Zichy, director of the museum, therefore she was rather well paid. She also worked in the tourist pavilion of the museum, since she studied in the US...

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