The Count, the Washerwoman, and the Asylum

What would you sacrifice for true love?

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It was a story right out of a fairy tale.

In 1905, Count Francis Erasmus von Erbach-Erbach was riding through the woods of his ancestral estates in Germany, when he chanced upon a young woman, Dora Fischer, who was gathering sticks in the forest. Fischer, when not collecting firewood, assisted her…



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