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Curt Herzstark

* 1902 in Vienna
+ 1988 in Nendeln/Liechtenstein


      Curt Herzstark, Curta

Curt Herzstark was an Austrian engineer.
During World War II, he was imprisoned at Buchenwald concentration camp.
There he designed plans for a mechanical pocket calculator and made a drawing of the construction of his calculator.
In Liechtenstein a factory was established to manufacture the Curta, from 1947 to 1970.
Curta I: up to 11 digits, Curta II: up to 15 digits.

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