Vlad the Misunderstood

An exhibit in Bucharest, Romania, is trying to rehabilitate the image of Vlad Dracula, aka Vlad the Impaler. The exhibit uses period illustrations and manuscripts to show the 15th century Wallachian ruler as the victim of Western European propaganda intended to show Eastern Europe in a barbaric light.

"Vlad Dracula was doubtlessly cruel, but not more so than other princes of his time," said Margot Rauch, curator of the exhibition.