Marko Feingold, who survived the Holocaust (Auschwitz and other Nazi camps) and went on to lead Salzburg’s Jewish community for decades, has died. He was 106.
Austria’s APA news agency reported Friday that Feingold died on Thursday, citing a notification distributed by the Jewish Community of Vienna to its members.
Former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called Feingold an “unbelievably impressive personality” whose experiences “show clearly it is our responsibility never to forget the Nazi atrocities.”
Feingold was born in 1913 in what is today Slovakia and grew up in Vienna. He fled after the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938 to avoid persecution as a Jew, but was arrested by the Gestapo in Prague in 1939.
He was imprisoned in Auschwitz, Neuengamme, Dachau and Buchenwald until liberated by U.S. troops in 1945