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Eva Hermine Sacher-Masoch
Original name: Baroness Erisso
Birth: Dec. 4, 1912
Death: May 22, 1991

Austrian Aristocrat. She was the daughter of Artur Wolfgang Ritter von Sacher-Masoch and his Jewish wife, Rosa Elisabeth Flora Ziprisz, both of East European nobility. Her great uncle was Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch, who wrote "Venus in Furs" and who gave his name to the psychological condition, Masochism. Her sister was novelist Alexander von Sacher-Masoch. As a child, her family lived on an estate in Romania, then Austria, and in Germany. Before World War II, she studied ballet at the Max Reinhardt Company in Berlin and danced for productions of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill as well as in the edgy cabaret scene of Berlin; the family returned to Austria at the start of the war. Despite their Jewish ancestry, Sacher-Masoch and her mother were afforded a degree of protection from the Nazis due to Artur's World War I military record, and his status as a well-regarded Austrian writer under the pseudonym Michael Zorn. In secret, the family did help the fleeing Jewish citizens of Austria when the opportunity presented itself. Even though he was very careful, her father was arrested five times, held, questioned and then released by the Gestapo; it was a very stressful situation. In April 1945, she and her mother were captured by the invading Russian soldiers along with thousands of other women in Vienna who were tortured and raped. Early in 1946, she met and married a British army officer, Major Robert Glynn Faithfull and had a daughter, Marian. Their daughter was part of the British Invasion of singers from Great Britain to North America; Marian Faithfull’s 1965 hit song "As Tears Go By" reached Billboards in England at #9, Canada at #1 and the United States at #6. The family relocated to England but the couple divorced 1952; the Baroness Erisso then taught dance in private boarding schools to help support her daughter. The family’s interesting history and genealogy was a featured in a 2013 documentary on the BBC TV program, “Who Do You Think You Are?” (bio by: Linda Davis) 
 
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  Robert Glynn Faithfull (1912 - 1998)*
 
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Burial:
St Mary the Virgin Churchyard
Aldworth
West Berkshire Unitary Authority
Berkshire, England
 
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Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Oct 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6826360
Eva Hermine Sacher-Masoch
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