Thanks LKK, but you have the merit of having found the Countess von Nostitz! Without your info I would not find the rest
Exactly-and there is more my friends. Kara's last name of Chotkova is the Slavic form of Chotek-a name I know well from history. Her sister Sophie Chotek (or Chotkova) married THE Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Hungarian throne. Their assasination in 1914 set off World War One.