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  • April 2018: The Georg & Agathe Foundation  presented at the European Maritime Heritage Conference  in Portsmouth, England, on the history of the torpedo.

  • May 2018: Founders Shela Gobertina von Trapp and Johanna II von Trapp were featured in, sharing about their family's history in Rijeka, Croatia.

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  • December 2016:  As descendants of Robert Whitehead, the foundation attended the 7th International Conference on Industrial Heritage in Rijeka, honoring the 150th anniversary of the invention of the torpedo. Johanna II von Trapp spoke on the family's history and to the meaning and significance of the event including that Robert's intent behind his invention had been a wish for peace.

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  • May 2018: Founders Shela Gobertina von Trapp and Johanna II von Trapp met with the Major of Rijeka, Croatia to share about their family's history in the Adriatic area.

  • May 2018: The Georg & Agathe Foundation  presented at the 8th International Conference on Industrial Heritage in Rijeka, Croatia, on the family's historical ties to the Adriatic area.


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  • May 2017: The Georg & Agathe Foundation  launched the website for their project


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  • December 2017: Baron Captain Georg von Trapp's World War I memoir, written in German, "Bis zum letzten Flaggenschuß", was translated and published into Hungarian by Garamond HungariaThe new publication included a forward by one of Georg & Agathe Foundation's founder,  Johanna II von Trapp.

  • June 2015: The Georg & Agathe Foundation  was founded as a Dutch non-profit

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