Herschmann is one of only three athletes to have won Olympic
medals in different sports. He won a
silver medal swimming the 100-Meter Freestyle in 1896
at the first modern Olympic Games in
Athens and a bronze medal in Team Sabre (fencing) at the
1912 Olympics in Stockholm.
served as president of the Austrian
Olympic Committee during the 1912
Games, and as such was the only president
of a National Olympic Committee
to win an Olympic medal while in office.
Dr. Herschmann was arrested in Vienna by the Nazis and
deported on January 14th, 1942 to the Sobibor concentration
camp. He died there later that year.