JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kristallnacht #general


Robert Fraser
 

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
steppe-stallions'.


He could never find out what this interpretation meant, and neither can I.
Presumably, it's highly derogatory.

Any suggestions will be welcomed.


Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
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, ?
LICHTBLAU; Vienna

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