Eduard Oppenheimer (1841 - 1924)

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Death: Died in Friedberg, Bavaria, Germany
Occupation: a cigar merchant
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About Eduard Oppenheimer

Ectract of a letter from Margarethe Thomas, City Archivist and Librarian, Friedberg (Hessen) to the author Edward Jessup (John Hancock Institute for International Finance) dated August 10, 1972.

The father of Ernest Oppenheimer, Eduard Oppenheimer, ahd the first shop in Friedberg selling cigars and tobacco only. The family was well-to-do, but by no means rich.

Jewish children attended the same schools as other children. In those days education was already compulsory in Germany. Ernest Oppenheimer attendedthe Augustiner School (Humanistisches Gymnasium), a school for teaching French and the classified languages, Latin and Greek, from 1890 - 1896. At thistime pupils could not pass their matriculation at this school. At the age of 16 Oppenheimer had not passed an examination to gain him entry to University. School Certificates do not exist anymore.

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Eduard Oppenheimer's Timeline

September 16, 1841
December 18, 1864
Age 23
Butzbach, Hesse, Germany
July 13, 1866
Age 24
Friedberg, Hessen, Germany
September 30, 1870
Age 29
Friedberg, Bavaria, Germany
May 22, 1880
Age 38
Friedberg, Bayern, Deutschland
October 5, 1924
Age 83
Friedberg, Bavaria, Germany