Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Re: Universities and Czech Jews in the early 20th Century #austria-czech


My grandfather attended Technische Lehranstalt Bodenbach (in Decin)
from 1924-27. He studied for an engineering degree, but left it
unfinished. The only other Jewish student in his cohort was the son
of a close collaborator of Rudolf Diesel. I don't know the surname,
but the family held exclusive rights to the diesel engine in parts of
eastern Europe. (Can anyone help with the name?) This other student
was the outstanding scholar of the cohort, but he and my grandfather
faced considerable anti-Semitic harassment >from classmates. My
grandfather was raised in Ostrava, and had not previously experienced
much of this sort of thing.

Michael Gordy
Maryland, USA

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