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Ludwig Karl Koch (1881–1974) by Fred Kormis, c. 1960 © reserved; unknown collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London


Koch, Ludwig Karl (1881–1974), broadcaster and sound recordist, was born on 13 November 1881 at Eschersheimer Landstrasse 20, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the second of the three children of Karl Theodor Koch, businessman, and his wife, Auguste Hess. Ludwig Koch's parents, both of whom were Jews, were enthusiastic music-lovers who introduced him into ...


Shoenberg, Sir Isaac (1880–1963), television engineer, was born on 1 March 1880 at Pinsk, in Russia, the eldest son of Yuli Shoenberg, whose profession was forestry. The family were Jewish. He studied at the Kiev Polytechnical Institute, where he read mathematics, mechanical engineering, and electricity. He always retained a keen interest in mathematics, and later received from ...