Hans Dörner

Oral History Information

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Retail Salesman

Hans Dörner grew up in the music town of Schönbach/Luby surrounded by musical instrument makers - including his grandfather the violin maker and tonewood dealer Joseph Trasny and his uncle violin maker Hans Trasny, who was master of the guild until 1945. Hans lived in Luby until 1946 and worked for a short time at Amati, a newly formed Czech cooperative for the production of music instruments. Supplied with parts from workers in the region, as Mr. Dörner remembers, Amati already exported instruments by late 1945 to England and the United States.