An evening with Marko Feingold
Born in 1913 in Neusohl/Banská Bystrice (today in Slovakia), Marko Feingold spent his childhood and adolescence in Vienna. His activity as a commercial agent in Fascist Italy of the 1930s, his futile flight from the Nazis to Prague and his imprisonment in the year 1938 shaped the early years of his life. He survived the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Neuengamme, Dachau and Buchenwald. After being liberated by the Allies, Feingold made his way to Salzburg. Since 1977 he has been the president of the Jewish Community of the City of Salzburg and has committed himself to the culture of remembrance.
In the documentary film “Diese Tage with Feingold” (“These Days with Feingold”) by Olivia Pixner, which was produced to mark the ten-year anniversary of the association “March of Remembrance and Hope – Austria,” he goes on a journey together with Austrian school pupils that leads them into the dark past, to Poland and the former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. On “Yom HaShoa,” the day of commemoration for the victims of the Shoah, he takes part with them in the memorial “March of the Living” from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Most of these young people have never met a Holocaust survivor. They set off on the trip with mixed emotions. As time goes on, however, a unique bond between Feingold and the pupils develops.
After the presentation of the documentary, Profil magazine editor Angelika Hager will hold a conversation with Marko Feingold.
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