Video: Kaspar Hauser – Child of Europe

Terry Boardman explores one of the great ‘what if’ questions in European history.In 1828, a teenage boy was found wandering around the streets of Nuremberg, Germany. He was unable to communicate at first but later was able to reveal that he had been held in a dark cell for most of his life. Five years later, he was murdered at the age of 21.
This boy, who was found to have remarkable personal qualities, was actually the rightful prince of Baden. His abduction and later murder would play a decisive role in obstructing positive developments in Germany and Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.