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Heinrich Henry Strakosch

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Death: October 21, 1987 (84)
Salzburg, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Otto Strakosch and Marie Strakosch
Husband of Camilla Leopoldine Strakosch
Brother of Elisabeth Strakosch and Charlotte Sacher

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About Heinrich Henry Strakosch

The name Heinrich Strakosch appears in the list of those who had bank accounts in Austria at the time of the Holocaust (www.avotaynu.com/holocaust list).

Heinrich Strakosch (Henry E. Strakosch) was Honorary Professor of History at Salzburg University in Austria and held an M.A. from Sydney University, Australia. See his publication "Revolution -- A Spiritual Phenomenon: A Study in the History of Ideas," in Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce, January 1975: "Festschrift for Julius Stone, a Tribute to Julius Stone on his Retirement from the Challis Chair of Jurisprudence and International Law at Sydney University"

Abstract. The irrational and utopian note of the revolution remained constant through its long and eventful history. I will try to show that the idea of modern revolution is not simply an attack on an established authority, but a phenomenon sui generis, i.e., an attack on order as such, based on an identifiable metaphysical position. The present article may be regarded as an attempt to contribute through an uncovering of the spiritual roots of the revolution, to an understanding upon which depends the survival of personal values in the social order, at a time when that order seems threatened from without and, even more, from within."

Birth announcement record:

  • Strakosch, Heinrich Wien Num. 2699 on page 356 of 1280, 08 Nov 1902.

Birth register entry per genteam.at:

  • Last Name Strakosch First Name Heinrich
  • First Name Father Otto Last Name Mother Weishut
  • First Name Mother Marie Location Wien
  • Book Y2 1902 Volume Y
  • Date 08 Nov.1902 Num 2699
  • Austr. 13 July 1934, gest. 21 Oct.1987, Salzburg 1930/87, r.k., austral. Staatsbürgersch.

In 1934, Heinrich Strakosch resigned from the Jewish faith (genteam.at)

  • Last Name Strakosch First Name Heinrich
  • Zahl 343 Zahl_Z Age 32
  • Austrittsdatum 13 Jul 1934
  • Date of Birth 08 Nov 1902
  • Place of Birth Wien
  • Stand ledig
  • Profession
  • W-Bezirk 7 W-Strasse Kaiserstr. Nr. 41

Heinrich was connected with B. Strakosch & Sohn, shoe manufacturers, as late as the 1938 Vienna City Directory from Adolph Lehmann's allgemeiner Wohnungs-Anzeiger › 1931-1938 › 1938 › Band 1 › Firmenverzeichnis 2. Protokollierte Firmen.

After the Nazi anschluss of March 1938, when the firm B. Strakosch & Sohn was "Aryanized," Henry emigrated first to London (1939), then to Sydney, Australia, arriving in August 1939 (see below). His mother and sister traveled there to visit (at least) in 1948, his father Otto Strakosch having died in England in 1942 (FreeBMD.org.uk).

See also ancestry.co.uk UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 Immigration & Travel (requires International membership):

  • Name: Henry Strakosch, Kamilla Strakosch
  • Departure: 22 June 1939, London England
  • Destination: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Ship: Rangitata

Henry also sailed from Sydney to London in 1950 (aboard SS Stratheden, via Bombay) and, with Camillia, from London to Sydney, Australia in 1954 (aboard Himalaya) and 1958 (aboard Stratheden) (same online source). Destination in 1958: 598 Pacific Highway, Killara NSW, Australia.

Newspaper mentions in Australia:

  • The Newcastle {Australia} Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate for Friday 4 August 1939, page 15 states that "Henry Strakosch, a Viennese refugee who arrived here today by way of the Awates, intends to start a shoe factory either in Sydney or Melbourne. He said he had been the owner of a shoe factory in Vienna which the Nazis forced him to sell. His firm used to export high-grade shoes to Australia." Strakosch shoes were already being advertised and sold widely in Australia in 1896; see Otto Strakosch Profile page.
  • On Tuesday, 15 June 1943, in the Cootamundra Herald {New South Wales, Australia}, Henry Strakosch's shoe manufacturing was described: "Among the Industries from which Australians are benefiting as a result of overseas conditions Is the designing and making of Strakosch shoes. This fine footwear is now made in Australia. The achievements of a craftsmanship that graced London's and Vienna's loveliest are now yours at very reasonable prices. And in Cootamundra they are exclusive to John Meagher and Co., Pty. Ltd. See them in the special display now showing In the firm's window."

Henry E[rnest] Strakosch born 8 Nov 1902 (see immigration in Media) was at University of Sydney, Faculty of Law, Department of Jurisprudence and International Law (Institute for Advanced Studies in Jurisprudence); he also published as Heinrich Strakosch.

Newspaper mentions of Henry E. Strakosch:

  • Letter to the editor on Australia's approach to immigration, in the Sydney Morning Herald of Friday, 16 June 1944, page 2, signed Henry E. Strakosch, Lindfield.
  • Letter to the editor on socialism, in the Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday, 17 January 1948, page 2. Signed Henry E. Strakosch, Killara (a suburb of Sydney)
  • Saturday, 4 November 1950, page 2, item stating that "Mr. Henry Strakosch will address Newcastle Rotary Club at its luncheon on Monday on 'Tapping the Iron Curtain'."
  • Letter to the editor on Australia's approach to immigrants with peasant backgrounds living on the land, in the Sydney Morning Herald {New South Wales, Australia}, Thursday, 13 March 1952, page 2. Signed Henry E. Strakosch, Killara.
  • Co-founder of Australian Society of Legal Philosophy, 1960.
  • Henry E. Strakosch was still publishing books and articles on legal history and the history of Austria as late as 1975, when he authored Revolution-A Spiritual Phenomenon: A Study in the History of Ideas with the identifying line "Henry E. Strakosch, Honorary Professor of History, Salzburg University; M.A. Sydney University."
  • In 1983 "Nazism: how was it possible?" by H.E. Strakosch appeared in German foreign policy and the origins of the Second World War by Peter Wicks.

Was registered to vote in the Bradfield District outside Sydney (through the 1960s; per Ancestry.com: Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980)


Works by Henry E Strakosch:

  • State absolutism and the rule of law : the struggle for the codification of civil law in Austria, 1753-1811 by Henry E Strakosch (book ) published in 1967 in English
  • Privatrechtskodifikation und Staatsbildung in Österreich : (1753-1811) by Henry E Strakosch (book ) published in 1976 in German
  • The problem of enlightened absolutism by Henry E Strakosch (book ) published in 1970 in English
  • Austria : an imperial destiny by Henry E Strakosch (book ) published in 1973
  • Der Konservatismus und das Recht by Henry E Strakosch, published in 1974
  • Die geistigen und historischen Wurzeln der grossen europäischen Revolution by Henry E Strakosch published in 1981 in German
  • Ilmar Tammelo by Henry E Strakosch published in 1984
  • Das Naturrecht und die Revolution by Henry E Strakosch published in 1983
  • The law as a category of history by Henry E Strakosch published in 1967 in English
  • Vom souveränen Staat zur Staatengemeinschaft by Henry E Strakosch (book ) published in 1988 in German
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