Dear Experts -
I have posed this question many times before in different forums, printed and
on-line, but have never received an response. So let's try again.
My late father was arrested as part of the Kristallnacht events in Vienna on 10
November 1938. As he was being transported >from one jail to another, his captors
referred to him and his fellow captives as 'Asiatische Steppenhengste'. When
writing his memoirs many years later, he translated this expression as 'Asiatic
He could never find out what this interpretation meant, and neither can I.
Presumably, it's highly derogatory.
Any suggestions will be welcomed.
Perth, Western Australia
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?