January 26, 1921
Former German Empress Auguste Viktoria is critically ill with heart disease, and her condition continues to weaken, according to a report in the New York Times. Her son-in-law, the Duke of Brunswick, was called to her bedside at Doorn today.
The former empress was only recently told that her youngest son, Prince Joachim, took his own life. During a rare moment of lucidity, Auguste Viktoria reached for her husband, and told him: "I have followed you as long as possible, even in exile. Now I am no longer able to do so. I must leave you alone. Joachim is calling me."