Just a few additional points:
1. Up to this date, scientists of Jewish descent fare prominently in garnering the highest accolades (Nobel price, etc.)
2. Hungarian Jews were disadvantaged until 1867, thus the 1890-1910 generation was only the second to enjoy full rights as citizens.
3. In contrast, an estimated ~ 600 families of the high aristocracy had been in exceptional socio-economic position to excel. How many can we claim in fields of sciences, arts, law??