Jindřich/Heinrich Groag

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Jindřich/Heinrich Groag

Birthplace: Olomouc, Olomouc, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
Death: October 10, 1973 (80)
Brno, Brno-City District, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic
Immediate Family:

Son of Sami Groag and Victoria Groag
Brother of Emil Groag

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JUDr. Groag Henry , born as Heinrich Groag ( 28 January 1893 , Olomouc - October 10th 1973 , Brno ) was a significant inter-war Jewish lawyer working in Brno. Its probably the most famous client was a pacifist and nonconformist spiritual Pitter . Groag is also known for his friendship with the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein .

Content [ hide ] 1 Youth 2 Career 3 Reference 4 Literature Youth [ edit | edit source ] Heinrich Groag came from an assimilated Jewish family that settled in Manchester. Among his close relatives include several other well-known public figures or celebrities. Cousin Jacques Groag was an internationally acclaimed architect and interior designer. Another cousin Emanuel "Emo" Groag was important Moravian industrialist, together, as a skilled cartoonist, caricaturist. Willi Groag, remote Jindřichův nephew, is known for his humanitarian work in the Terezin ghetto during World War II . [1]

During his youth was spent in Olomouc Heinrich Groag one of the key figures of Olomouc circle of young intellectuals who gathered in the room bachelor Paul Engelmann . The participants of meetings was also Jacques Groag , Max Zweig and others like tuning peers. For a short time on meetings attended and later world-famous philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein , with whom Heinrich Groag maintained a friendship after the war. Groag was regarded by his peers as a man extremely witty, kind and also a man with a phenomenal memory.

Career [ edit | edit source ] Although Henry was Groag pacifist , served during World War active in the artillery. Rights in Prague, graduated after the war. In the interwar period he was active in the German Social Democrats , who had worked in Czechoslovakia . Before opening a law practice, he worked as an associate at the law firm of Ludwig Czecha , the leader of the party.

At that time he also started its own initiative concerned about the fate of the young men who by reason of conscience and religious beliefs refused to serve in the military. Groag itself to military service objectors never happened. But he had felt attracted to Jesus' teaching on love of neighbor, as described in the Bible . Therefore involved in the international pacifist movement, and deeply appreciate the consistent moral attitudes draft dodgers.

The most JUDr client. Henry Groaga was a radical inter-war pacifist , non-conformist spirit and become world renowned humanist Pitter . In the mid 20's and then again at the beginning of the 30s of the 20th century Henry Groag maintained a correspondence with the writer Karel Capek . Except for a few previously known letters was this interesting correspondence in a comprehensive form issued only in 2009 . [2]

Census record (1910)

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Jindřich/Heinrich Groag's Timeline

January 28, 1893
Olomouc, Olomouc, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
October 10, 1973
Age 80
Brno, Brno-City District, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic