Frantisek Robert Kraus in Piarist school in Prague

Frantisek Robert Kraus in Piarist school in Prague
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
My father, Frantisek Robert Kraus, was born on 14th October 1903 in Prague, into a traveling salesman's family. As he himself once wrote, he lived a relatively idyllic childhood, on the slum-clearance and demolition lots of the Jewish Town, in those days Prague's fifth quarter. As was common back then in so-called better Jewish families, he came by his elementary education at the Piarist convent school in Panska Street, where this picture is from. My father is the second boy from the right in the top row. After he finished Piarist school, he then continued at the private high school on Jindrisska Street, and then did his graduation exams at the classical high school in the Kinski Palace on the Old Town Square. After his parents divorced he stayed with his mother and had to begin to contribute financially to the household. For a long time this meant the end of his considerations of an academic career, but it did lead him to be a journalist.

Interview details

Interviewee: Tomáš Kraus
Interviewer:
Dagmar Grešlová
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2005
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Frantisek Robert Kraus
Year of birth:
1903
City of birth:
Prague
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1967
City of death:
Prague
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Journalist, novel writer
after WW II:
Journalist, novel writer
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