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Thursday, 26 January 2017

SOMERTON MAN: TIBOR KALDOR, VIENNA UNIVERSITY UPDATED





If you recall, Clive had spent some time investigating Tibor Kaldor and his apparent time at The University of Vienna which also apparently resulted in his obtaining a Doctorate in Languages,

When first approached, regarding 'Tibor Kaldor', the University responded in the negative, there was no record of Tibor Kaldor or his having obtained a degree. Misca suggested that we look instead at Tibor Schoen, this was Tibor's original surname, Kaldor being that of his stepfather.

Yesterday Clive received an email from the University once again stating that they had no record of either Tibor Kaldor or Tibor Schoen. Thy thought it possible that Tibor was in the mistaken belief that the Universities records would have been destroyed during the numerous bombing raids but in fact they survived.

What now for TK? We have not sighted any birth documents and thus it is even possible that Tibor Kaldor is not his real name in any case. That being so, who was he?

We will update again.

2 comments:

  1. Could he have attended another college and to beef up his claim say he graduated from the University of Vienna? Perhaps it could have been near Vienna but didn't sound so prestigious? Or perhaps he never attained doctorate status and was gilding the lily oceans away.

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    1. That is quite possible and we are looking at it. There are a number of Universities in Vienna as you would expect in such a large city. APart from Public universities there are also Private Universities and a special category for Universities of Applied Sciences. Here's a list of Public Unis:
      - University of Vienna
      - Vienna University of Technology
      - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
      - Vienna University of Economics and Business
      - Medical University of Vienna
      - Academy of Fine Arts
      - University of Applied Arts Vienna
      - University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna
      - Vienna University of Education
      - University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

      The line being followed, given his occupations listed on various forms i.e. Insurance Clerk and Secretary, is the Vienna University of Economics and Business, here's the wiki link:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_University_of_Economics_and_Business

      If you follow up on this please let us know what you find. Thanks for the comment!

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