Otto Umbehr, Porträt Ruth Landshoff, 1927. Ruth Landshoff-Yorck came from a Jewish family in Berlin and was the niece of publisher Samuel Fischer. She appeared in Murnau's NOSFERATU. In 1930 her first novel Die Vielen und der Eine (The Many and the One) was published. By the time she completed her second novel, it was impossible for her to have it published in Germany. Ruth Landshoff-Yorck emigrated to the United States in 1937.