Youngest Oscar Winner in Best Actor Leading Role Has Czech Roots
Adrien Brody (1973-) of Woodhaven, Queens, NY is a noted American actor and film producer. He received widespread recognition and subsequent acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (2002). He is the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (2003), at 29 years old.
What is not generally known, that Adrien Brody is of Czech ancestry …read more
Friends House Residents Association
17340 Quaker Lane, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Bohemian Genealogy: In Search of ‘Cancelled Czechs’
A lecture by a noted Czech-American historian and genealogist
Dr. Mila Rechcigl, Jr.
Past President of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU)
Place: Miller Center, Friends House, 17340 Quaker Lane, Sandy Spring, MD
Time: 7:30 PM on Monday, May 4, 2009
Contact: Frank Backer on (301)570-2259
There has been a plethora of biographies depicting the life and works of the Karl Heinrich Marx, usually considered the founder of communism. Most of the biographers stress the point that he was a descendant of a long line of rabbis from the Rhine region of Germany. This supposition is certainly correct when one considers the ancestry of his father’s mother. It is surprising that the biographers have usually ignored his father’s paternal roots, not to speak about Karl Marx’s mother’s ancestors. A comment is frequently made that little is known about them. Such statements are even more surprising, considering the fact that the location of Karl Marx’s grandfather’s native place is clearly visible on his gravestone in the Jewish Cemetery in Trier, Germany. The people who can read the Hebrew alphabet, can clearly read the name Postelberg, which stands for Postoloprty, a town in the Czech Republic, located in the Usti nad Labem Region, about 7 km from Louny.
For those who are unaware of this, Mila Rechcigl prepared an abbreviated summary of Karl Marx’s ancestors. Download the research here (PDF).
The noted Czech-American historian and genealogist Mila Rechcigl has now succeeded in connecting George Washington’s English royal roots with the rulers of the Kingdom of Bohemia, linking him, through several European Royal Houses.
Early in 2008, Czech-American historian and genealogist Mila Rechcigl predicted that whoever will be elected during the November 2008 U.S. Presidential elections, the next American President will have the Czech roots. With the election of Barack Obama, this has now become a reality. …read more
As has been reported by Telegraph.co.uk and other sources, John McCain, the Republican presidential contender, and Barack Obama, his Democrat rival, are of royal blood, both having descended from the same Scottish king. …read more
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