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Oskar Kastner (1936 - 1942)

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Oskar Kastner
1936 - 1942
Born
August 30, 1936
Vienna, Vienna Austria
Death
October 1942
Treblinka, Ostrów Mazowiecka County, Masovian Voivodeship Poland 07-319
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Oskar Kastner was born on August 30, 1936 in Vienna, Vienna Austria. He died in October 1942 in Treblinka, Masovian Voivodeship Poland at age 6.
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Updated: July 16, 2019
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Oskar Kastner died in October 1942 in Treblinka, Masovian Voivodeship Poland at age 6. He was born on August 30, 1936 in Vienna, Vienna Austria. There is no information about Oskar's family.
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1936 - 1942 World Events

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In 1936, in the year that Oskar Kastner was born, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1940, at the age of just 4 years old, Oskar was alive when on July 27th, the cartoon character Bugs Bunny debuted in his first film A Wild Hare - voiced by Mel Blanc. He has since appeared in more short films, feature films, compilations, TV series, music records, comic books, video games, award shows, amusement park rides, and commercials than any other cartoon character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "What's up, Doc?"

In 1941, at the age of only 5 years old, Oskar was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1942, in the year of Oskar Kastner's passing, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1947, when he was just 11 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

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