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Nikola Tesla's Youngest Descendant, Serbian Refugee
http://de-construct.net/e-zine/?p=5778 ^

Posted on 12/22/2009 2:06:44 AM PST by kronos77

Shameless Croats

Her name is Danijela Tesla, she is 18-years-old and lives in Smederevo, Serbian town near Belgrade. She is the youngest descendant of the “man who invented 20th century”, Serbian-born American immigrant Nikola Tesla.

Ever since the world’s greatest inventor — also regarded as “the greatest genius” that ever lived — closed his eyes in New York hotel on 7 January 1943, Tesla’s name and revolutionary inventions have been the subject of vicious contention between the governments, state officials and institutions, nations and corporations.

Recently, Walt Disney studio which wants to create a Tesla character for one sequence of their new animated film, had to ask Belgrade Nikola Tesla Museum — the only legal copyright owner of Tesla’s name and work — for permission. On the other hand, Croat designer Dragica Mihajlovic believes it is her God-given right to claim personal ownership of “all of Tesla’s intellectual-property rights”, an issue Tesla Museum intends to clear up.

Son of Serbian Orthodox priest Fr. Milutin Tesla and Đuka Mandić (herself a daughter of Serbian Orthodox priest, Fr. Nikola Mandić), Tesla was born on 10 July 1856 in Serbian Krajina (also known as Military Frontier — Vojna Krajina) in Austro-Hungary, today’s Croatia, which was populated with Serbian soldiers and their families by the Hapsburg Monarchy in 16th century, along the border with Ottoman Empire, as the last line of Western defense against the Turks.

Tesla, who was proud of his Serbian nationality and Orthodox heritage, said his “most exiting thought” in the struggle to achieve his ideals “on behalf of the whole of humanity,” was the fact “that it is a deed of a Serb”.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: croatia; pogrom; serbia; tesla

1 posted on 12/22/2009 2:06:45 AM PST by kronos77
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 12/22/2009 2:07:10 AM PST by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: kronos77

Alternating Current.....

AC

Think about it....where would we be without it?


3 posted on 12/22/2009 2:16:13 AM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: kronos77

Danijela Tesla, great inventor’s youngest descendant, was only 5-years-old when she was forced to flee Croatia, along with all the Serbs from Krajina

4 posted on 12/22/2009 2:16:55 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Halgr

We’d be using six-volt batteries for indoor lighting...


5 posted on 12/22/2009 2:23:47 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: Halgr
Think about it....where would we be without it?

All going in the same direction?

6 posted on 12/22/2009 2:25:44 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: kronos77
I always thought that Michael Rennie would have been the perfect actor to portray Tesla in a biopic.

7 posted on 12/22/2009 2:40:05 AM PST by Bobalu (I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: Fresh Wind

Think of a Piston in a Motor.....it moves up and down in a cycle.

The same with AC....its piston like power cycle doesn’t move the electrons very far, but, their movement is “powerful” of course depending on the amperage involved.

Direct Current (DC) on the other hand looses power over distance because of resistance....because it does “Flow” in one direction.

Tesla was ripped off by Westinghouse, Edison and JP Morgan who “bought” AC from him for a dime.


8 posted on 12/22/2009 2:50:39 AM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: kronos77

I agree that Tesla and the Scottish Mathematician-Physicist, James Clerk Maxwell (discoverer of Scalar physics) are relatively under appreciated given the amazing significance of their inventions/discoveries.


9 posted on 12/22/2009 3:36:00 AM PST by rod1
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To: rawhide

They do look alike! No DNA needed to prove family connections.


10 posted on 12/22/2009 3:40:05 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: kronos77
Telsa has always fascinated me. A true genius, he had no grasp of the marketing side. Westinghouse and Edison left him broke.

Still, I wonder about that death ray....

11 posted on 12/22/2009 3:55:46 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: kronos77

Save


12 posted on 12/22/2009 3:55:49 AM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: Halgr

The big advantage of AC over DC is the ease at which the voltage can be stepped up or down using transformers instead of rotary converters or electronic methods.

Power transmission (both AC and DC) is best done at the highest practical voltage. For the same amount of transmitted power, at a higher voltage the current is smaller and therefore resistance losses are smaller. The conductors can also be smaller.

DC transmission generally experiences smaller losses than AC, but the cost tradeoffs between infrastructure and maintenance versus efficiency usually support the AC case, though the differences have narrowed as high-voltage, high-power solid-state inverters have become practical.

At the end-user point, the advantages of AC are overwhelming.

And, yes, Tesla was ripped off in a major way.


13 posted on 12/22/2009 4:08:40 AM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Fresh Wind

Thank You

I learned something today.

;-)


14 posted on 12/22/2009 4:35:23 AM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: Anoreth

ping


15 posted on 12/22/2009 4:40:34 AM PST by Tax-chick (Anoreth, Warrior Goddess of the Coast! She's violent and sarcastic - what's not to love?)
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To: Bobalu

David Bowie did a good job portraying Tesla in “The Prestigue”, which was a great flick. Of course, never having met Tesla, I just have an image in my head to go on. So, all an actor has to do is come off as brilliant, mysterious, and slightly creepy.


16 posted on 12/22/2009 5:18:04 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rbg81

There is truth in what you say.

Bowie did indeed give a good performance in that film, I enjoyed it a lot.... I will never forget the scene where they discover all the hats on the ground outside the laboratory. :-)


17 posted on 12/22/2009 5:22:38 AM PST by Bobalu (I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: rbg81

“The Prestige”.


18 posted on 12/22/2009 5:22:43 AM PST by I Buried My Guns ( STOCKPILE TODAY)
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To: Bobalu

The scene where the truth behind Robert Angier’s (Hugh Jackman’s) trick was pretty heavy too. Talk about making sacrifices for your craft! It was a nice twist how Angier kept his identity as Lord Caldlow a secret too. Though most of the film I keep wondering: Where is he getting the money to do this?


19 posted on 12/22/2009 5:35:21 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: redgolum

I’m partial to the Earthquake Machine as featured on Myth Busters.


20 posted on 12/22/2009 6:21:06 AM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: rawhide
It is an uncanny resembleance!

Tesla....he invented tomorrow!

21 posted on 12/22/2009 6:51:40 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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To: kronos77
Funny how the Croats keeping trying to claim him, they always have a knack for stealing someone else's history.

There are a lot of Mandic's in the Chicago area.

22 posted on 12/27/2009 9:08:31 PM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: kronos77
These quotes are telling and describe Croatian hypocrisy quite nicely.

"It is not surprising that Croats, who generally feel no shame over misappropriating the great inventor’s name and ethnic roots, see no contradiction in claiming Nikola Tesla as their own on the one hand and, on the other, committing monstrous genocides twice in 20th century against Tesla’s kith and kin — the Serbian population in Krajina."

"Tesla’s descendants are a living proof of Croat hypocrisy and shamelessness, among them Danijela, who was only 5-years-old when Croat army under Franjo Tudjman launched another pogrom on Krajina Serbs, codenamed operation “Storm” (Oluja), in 1995. Without a father who passed away two years before, Danijela was forced to flee her village Raduč, where all the Teslas come from, with her mother Milka and more than 250,000 other Krajina Serbs. Their family house was dynamited and torched by the raging Croat army, but Danijela Tesla managed to reach Serbia."

23 posted on 12/27/2009 9:11:36 PM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: montyspython
From Wikipedia:

Tesla was born to Serbian parents in the village of Smiljan, Austrian Empire near the town of Gospić, found in the territory of modern day Croatia.

His family moved to Gospić in 1862.

Tesla went to school in Karlovac.

Tesla then studied electrical engineering at the Austrian Polytechnic in Graz (1875).

Tesla was later persuaded by his father to attend the Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague, which he attended for the summer term of 1880.

In 1936, Tesla wrote in a telegram to Vladko Maček: "I'm equally proud of my Serbian origin and my Croatian homeland. Long live all Yugoslavs."

These are facts. He was born of Serbian parents, raised in Croatia, and educated in Croatia and the Austrian Empire. Tesla was a brilliant man whose memory should not be dragged into the pit of ethnic hatred. He himself did not harbor this hatred.

24 posted on 01/07/2010 9:08:34 AM PST by grand wazoo
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To: grand wazoo

There was no Croatia at that time.


25 posted on 01/22/2010 6:11:37 AM PST by RolandOfGilead
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To: RolandOfGilead
Of course there was. It was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Croatia Historical Atlas

Tesla referred to Croatia as his "Fatherland".

26 posted on 01/23/2010 6:39:50 PM PST by grand wazoo
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To: grand wazoo

That’s like saying Croatia was part of the Roman Empire, that’s nonsense.
There was no Croatia at that time, there was only Austro-Hungarian empire.


27 posted on 01/24/2010 4:09:15 AM PST by RolandOfGilead
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To: kronos77

Too bad Tesla was a pinko.


28 posted on 01/24/2010 7:19:44 AM PST by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: RolandOfGilead
That’s like saying Croatia was part of the Roman Empire, that’s nonsense. There was no Croatia at that time, there was only Austro-Hungarian empire.

Dalmatia and Pannonia were part of the Roman Empire. Croatia has existed since the arrival of the Croatians in the 7th century. The first Croatian Kingdom was established in 925 AD. Whether it was part of a larger entity or not does not mean that it did not exist. Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina still existed as part of Yugoslavia.

29 posted on 01/24/2010 6:39:19 PM PST by grand wazoo
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To: kronos77

This article lacks facts.
Nikola had ZERO descendants (never married nor procreated). Any Tesla or Mandic’/h relatives alive today were only produced by his siblings/cousins.

Re: quote from article “ “My father Dane is Nikola Tesla’s grand-grandchild — Nikola Tesla’s first cousin is the grand-grandfather of my father,” Danijela explains quietly, and only if asked. “..... NOBODY is Tesla’s grand-grand child. He had ZERO children. Then she continues to contradict herself saying Teslas cousin is the grand grandfather.

I am a descendant from his mother’s brother - Mandic’ (Mandich) family. I have met and keep contact with true Tesla relatives. This article is complete bubkis.


30 posted on 05/28/2013 11:07:48 PM PDT by Djuka (article fill of baloney)
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