Kurt Ettinger

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameKurt Erich•Ettinger
Used nameKurt•Ettinger
Other namesCurtis Thomas Ettinger
Born19 November 1901 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died6 January 1982 in Innsbruck (AUT)
AffiliationsWAC, Wien (AUT)
NOC Austria France

Biography

Kurt Ettinger was Austrian champion in foil (1923, 1929, and 1931) and sabre (1928 and 1931). He was an Austrian Jew who left Austria for Paris at the time of the Anschluss. In May 1941 he came to the US and became a US citizen, changing his first two names from “Kurt Erich” to “Curtis Thomas”. He served in the US Army from December 1942 to July 1943, and later died while on a family vacation in Innsbruck, Austria.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing AUT Kurt Ettinger
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p1 r4/5
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Austria 4 p1 r2/4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Austria DNS
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing AUT Kurt Ettinger
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p3 r2/3
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Austria 3 p1 r2/4

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing AUT Kurt Ettinger
Fencing FRA Kurt Ettinger
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Argentina — Belgium Judge

Special Notes