The Undying Love of
Count Carl Von Cosel
Count Carl Von Cosel was not a real count. His actual name was Carl Tanzler and came from Germany where he lived with his wife and two daughters. He claimed that he had nine university degrees, was a submarine captain and an electrical inventor. In truth he was a lonely man living in a fantasy world
While working in the Marine hospital he met a 22-year old Elena Hoyos, a beautiful young Cuban girl who contracted tuberculosis. Even though she consistently resisted his advances, he fell madly in love with Elena. Von Cosel knew that Elena only had a short time to live and convinced the young woman’s family that he could cure her with his special machines combined with daily doses of tonics.