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    Education in the Austrian Empire ca. 1840s and 1850s

    I found an old family history essay my grandfather wrote when he was a high school student in the 1940s. He got a lot of the information from his grandfather (my g-g-grandfather) who lived from 1869 to 1949. My great-great-grandfather gave the following information about HIS father, my g-g-g-grandfather. (Comments in brackets added by me.):

    "Antonin Jrs. second son, Frank [Our last name], Sr. was born fourteenth day of January 1839, in Chromci [I believe he meant Chromeč], where he went to Czech school from six years to twelve years. At that time they were teaching more religion and Bible therefore he knew more about the Jewish history than their own nation."

    Huh? Two questions. One, was the education system in the Austrian Empire still controlled by the Church? Second, why would Jewish history be specifically mentioned?

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    I think the "therefore" just means he knew a lot about the Jewish books of the Old Testament. Perhaps the reference was framed that way because the Jewish people were very much a live topic in the German-speaking lands of the time given the terrible events of the 1930s and onwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonikW View Post
    Perhaps the reference was framed that way because the Jewish people were very much a live topic in the German-speaking lands of the time given the terrible events of the 1930s and onwards.
    This would have been over 70 years before that. He's talking about stuff that happened in the 1840s and 1850s, though the information is being relayed in the mid-1940s. My grandfather most likely wrote this paper soon after the war. There's no date on it but it says it was for his English II class, so I assume he was at least a sophomore, and his sophomore year of high school would have been the 1945-1946 academic year.

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