presented by Tim Pagaard, Chuck Charter
Location: Requested: B-167
Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!, a work of counterfactual history, envisages a world in which the assassination of the archduke at Sarajevo in 1914 never happened. The first world war may not have broken out as a consequence; and the Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires would have been left standing. Without Sarajevo, moreover, German aggression might not have been punished at Versailles, and Hitler would have had no cause for grievance. Without Hitler, in turn, European Jewry was allowed to prosper and grow numerous; Israel may not have come into being, however, as Jewry had no need of a salvation abroad (Ian Thomson The Observer).