Marta Foerder – Stachu's mistress

Upstairs, I found a young woman in a red working blouse [...]. That was Marta Foerder. [...] I found a very simple woman who was noticeably uncomfortable, and who was not noticeable in beauty nor in spirit, but who won good will through the faithful devotion and suffering patience with which she carried her burden.

Franz Servaes

After having gjven birth to three of Stachu's children, two of them born after he married Dagny, Marta Foerder committed suicide in June 1896. Stachu was imprisoned for two weeks, while Dagny and her friend Ida Auerbach sent him food and sigaretts in jail.