Fun Fact: Wolfgang Puck’s Birth Name

Famous chef Wolfgang Puck was born Wolfgang Topfschnig. He took his step father’s surname.

Fun Fact: Sigmund Freud Avoided the Holocaust

Psychologist Sigmund Freud was a target of the Nazi party when they took over Austria. Despite banning his books and burning them, he refused to leave Austria until his wife was approached by the German Secret police. Since he was Jewish, he wisely chose exile in England and died before the war was over.

Fun Fact: The Austrian General Who Destroyed His Own Army

Matthias Gallas was an Austrian general who had some success but also great failures. He once realized he didn’t have the money to pay his army and his incompetence actually led to losing an entire army before by another means.