03.09.

1875: Birth of Ferdinand Porsche in the Czech Republic

1875: Birth of Ferdinand Porsche in the Czech Republic
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  • Historical event:
  • 3 September 1875
  • It seems that his parents were ethnic Germans, also known as the Sudeten Germans, who lived in present-day Czech Republic. Adolf Hitler used them for territorial expansion of the Third Reich (and decided to sacrifice Czechoslovakia), shortly before the war.

Ferdinand Porsche, the famous automotive engineer, was born on this day in 1875.

It is interesting to note that he was born in Maffersdorf (Vratislavice and Nisou, the Czech Republic), located in northern Bohemia at the time.

Maffersdorf was a German name. Many ethnic Germans lived there. It is interesting to note that is located only twenty kilometers from the border triangle between the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland.

It seems that his parents were ethnic Germans, also known as the Sudeten Germans, who lived in the present-day Czech Republic.

Adolf Hitler used them for territorial expansion of the Third Reich (and decided to sacrifice Czechoslovakia), shortly before the war.

It is interesting to note that the leader of the Sudeten Germans, Konrad Henlein, was also born in Maffersdorf.

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