Mary Jayne Gold, 88, an American socialite who helped painters Marc Chagall, Max Ernst and about 2,000 other Jews and anti-Nazis escape from France during World War II, died Sunday at her Riviera villa in Gassin, France.
Ms. Gold, who bankrolled the flight of the artists and intellectuals, had suffered from pancreatic cancer, said her great-nephew, Thor Gold in Los Angeles.
Others aided in their flight from the Nazis were sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, authors Franz Werfel, Hannah Arendt and Hans Habe, and Nobel prize-winning biochemist Otto Meyerhof.
Cardinal Bernard Yago, 81, a former archbishop of the Ivory Coast and the first and only Ivorian priest to become a Roman Catholic cardinal, died Sunday of kidney failure in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Otto Ernst Remer, 85, the Nazi general who foiled a coup attempt against Adolf Hitler that could have changed the course of history, died Saturday in Spain. He had been living in exile in the Andalusian resort of Marbella since 1994, when he fled Germany after being sentenced to a 22-month jail term for inciting racism and publicly denying that Jews had been killed in Nazi death camps.
Pub Date: 10/07/97