Book presentation - The fascinating story of the former grocer and present-day art collector Jenö Eisenberger
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.
Jewish Museum Vienna