A portrait series about Holocaust survivors.
This is Marko Feingold, 105 years old Holocaust survivor.
photographed in berlin November 2016.
Mr. Feingold was born on the 28. May 1913 in Besztercebánya, Austrian-hungarian empire , today Slovakia.
Marko Feingold grew up in Leopoldstadt, Vienna. After he had trained in business, he found work in Vienna, became unemployed and travelled with his brother, Ernst, in Italy. In 1938, he was arrested in Vienna during a short visit. At first he escaped, to Prague, was expelled to Poland and turned back to Prague with false papers. In 1939, he was arrested again and deported to the concentration camp at Auschwitz. He was also imprisoned in the concentration camps at Neuengamme and Dachau and finally the concentration camp Buchenwald in 1941, where he stayed until his liberation in 1945.
Marko Feingold lives in Salzburg and has visited over 5000 schools in the past 40 years to talk as a survivor about his experiences as a warning memorial to future generations.
I can only recommend schools to invite him for a talk. It is one thing to learn about the holocaust via teachers, books and films. But to sit in a room with someone who has been in Auschwitz, Neuengamme, Dachau & Buchenwald and who can recall those times and bring them directly to the year 2018 is simply stunning. It makes the holocaust very real and tangible.
A great thank you to the Jüdisches Museum Berlin for enabling this portrait series
postproduction by @stevviepostproduction