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A Prussian immigrant Constantine Hering is usually considered the father of American homeopathy. What is not known about him, that his ancestors actually came from Moravia and their original surname was written as ‘Hrinka,’ as his daughter had written in his biography. They were likely post-White Mountain religious refugees, because Hering’s uncle grew up in...
Czech-Americans are known for their numerous contributions in just about all fields of human endeavor, especially in the cultural sphere. However, they are also considered very good businessmen and entrepreneurs, as the incredible story of Travis Cordell Kalanick shows. In 1998, Travis Kalanick dropped out of UCLA with some of his classmates to found Scour...
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Maybe some of you remember the Festrunk brothers who were a duo comedy sketch featured on Saturday Night Live (SNL). The brothers, Yortuk (Dan Aykroyd) and Georg (Steve Martin) were actually (supposed to be) Bohemians! These hysterical brothers had emigrated from then-called Czechoslovakia to the United States. The various hilarious sketches followed the brothers in...
Jiří Mahen
In response to yesterday’s post, we’re looking at the author of Dvanáct pohádek (Twelve Fairy Tales), Jiří Mahen. Jiří Mahen was born Antonín Vančura on December 12, 1882 in Čáslav and died on May 22, 1939 of a suicide. He was a Czech poet, journalist, librarian, theater critic, novelist, playwright, essayist and director. He studied philosophy and linguistics...
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Proverbs and sayings are something that people have used throughout the centuries to describe their feelings and state their opinions. Such short sayings can be funny, witty, and truthful. Some people live by them, while others don’t even realize how much they use them. Czech people use proverbs just as much as Americans, if not more, but a lot of them don’t...
The Uniqueness of Czech Character | Tres Bohemes
Today we are sharing a wonderful guest post on Czech character by Mila Rechcigl. The images included in the post were selected by me… An uninformed person may wonder what is so special about the Czech character. Let me assure you at the outset that it really exists. I should know, being a Czech myself, and...
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Otto Wichterle, though his name might not ring a bell for any ordinary person, may mean the world to those who who have ever replaced their glasses, for Otto Wichterle is the inventor of the contact lens. Born in Prostějov, Czech Republic, he was raised in a home where his father, the co-owner of a farm-machine and car factory, wished...
American Czechs and their Religious Beliefs (1) At the time of the mass migration of Czechs to America, according to the Austrian statistics, 960 Catholics, 22 Protestants, 16 Jews and less than 1 percent of agnostics lived in Bohemia, among 1,000 inhabitants. After they came to America, the statistics looked quite differently. Take for example...
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Czech beauty, Olga Schoberová (also known as Olinka Bérová or Olly Schoberova) was born on March 15, 1943 in Prague, Czech Republic, which was then known as the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. She is a Czech-American actress who was actively making movies between 1963 – 1984. During her career, she was often compared with Brigitte Bardot...