Rausnitz celebrated its 90th birthday this year and in May became honorary citizen of P Mayıserov. The honorary citizenship award was approved by MPs in mid-February. Rausnitz flew from the United States, where he resided alternately.
"Now I'm a citizen twice. I'm a regular Czech citizen and a Czech citizen of Prerov. It makes me happy. I was born with the Czech Republic and I'm dying with the Czech Republic, but I will die of two citizens. I am proud of that. I could use more years, "he said.
The Rausnitz family left the republic in 1939 because of Jewish origin. They originally wanted to go to the US, but finally came to Poland under the dramatic conditions of the Soviet Union. Paul Rausnitz in Czechoslovakia returned as a soldier of the Czechoslovakian army at the age of 14 when he and his brothers entered.
One year after the end of the war, Paul Rausnitz fled with his family to the United States, where his brothers had established WEPRA. First, they imported the Czech jewel into the US and when the Communists took over Jablonec's property, they began to work with the world-famous Swarovski jewelry company.
The company stays in the Rausnitz family
After 1990, Paul Rausnitz, together with his investments saved Prattov's diminishing Meoptu and returned to Czechoslovakia. Gradually formed a manufacturer of sports telescopes, rifles and special optical instruments.
An organization with 2300 employees is currently one of the largest employers in the region. Meopty's sales in recent years were around two billion crowns.
A spokesperson for Meopty-optics Jaroslava Nemcova said that the company's co-owners were in the hands of her nephew Gerald and her son, David Rausnitz. "Managing the company and its employees Mopta, Mr. Gerald Rausnitz and his son, David, see that Mr. Rausnitz's departure is a great loss and to preserve and maintain all the values that Mr. Rausnitz has committed and worked with throughout his life. "The speaker said.
Paul Rausnitz is an active owner of Meopty-Optics, who is involved in the strategic decision-making process. Last year, net profit increased by 70% from 102.3 million kroner in 2016 to TL 175 million. The leading domestic opto-mechanical device revenues fell five percent from the record 2.97 billion kroner in 2016 to 2.373 billion CZK.