Jenö Eisenberger – Wenn ich nur Österreicher wär

**Book presentation - The fascinating story of the former grocer and present-day art collector Jenö Eisenberger** ![/sites/default/files/old/1923.jpg:left]("" "")Jenö Eisenberger, born November 16, 1922, in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary, has recounted his turbulent life to writer Christof Habres: from his hazardous survival with forged papers in the Budapest underground and his flight from the Nazis to his beginnings as a stand holder at the Naschmarkt in Vienna, the development of the first supermarkets (“LÖWA”) in Austria, and later—together with Meinl—the PAMPAM chain. In the mid-1970s he began to study Austrian art and became one of the most prominent collectors in the country, the start of a passion for art and a love affair with Austria, an important contribution to the history of Jewish Vienna but also to Austrian economy and culture.       **Prof. Andrei Markovits**, son of one of Jenö Eisenberger’s former business partners, will talk about the times, the social situation, politics, and naturally Eisenberger himself. Free admission _Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse 11 1010 Vienna_