Nobody wanted Retinger. He had to leave Europe. His world had collapsed. Political dreams were dashed in the formation, and his personal life disintegrated. He claimed he had suffered a heart-attack, perhaps more than one. 1 Understandably, his general health deteriorated alarmingly. Even his personal life was in ruins. A year before he had begun an affair with the bizarre Jane Anderson an American journalist and adventuress. Anderson had, rumor suggests, at least a virtual affair with Conrad at about the same time. This resulted in damage to Conrad’s own less than blissful marriage and an obvious strain on the Conrad-Retinger friendship. In the midst of this romantic farrago, Retinger’s wife had a baby; the marriage ended not long thereafter.