Obituaries

Robert Danbury

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39554.711910.BE (Published 24 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:965
  1. Chris Danbury

    Robert Danbury was born in Brno, in what is now the Czech Republic, a province of the old Austro-Hungarian Hapsburg empire. At the end of the first world war, his family moved to the capital, Vienna, where he won a scholarship to the grammar school and later a place at medical school. Shortly before Robert sat his final exams, Hitler was invited into Austria. Distinctions between observant Jews and secular Jews made no difference. Despite his not being observant, he became ostracised and a target for the authorities. Luckily, his sister was already …

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