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.
Perth, Western Australia
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?