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Dracula and the Class Struggle

Recently, cousins of Romania’s former King Michael asked for ownership of Bran Castle to be returned to them. Bran Castle once belonged to Princess Ileana, King Michael’s aunt. In the 15th century its owner was Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula. But this vampire-count’s heirs are not alone in seeking to reclaim family properties confiscated half-a-century ago by the Communists. With these claims, however, the old class war also seems to be rising from the dead.