1903 Born February 12th in then Pressburg/Pozsony, Austrian--Hungarian Monarchy, now Bratislava, Slovak Republic
1909-19 Attends elementary and secondary schools and graduates at high school
1920 Enrolls at the School of Arts and Crafts under prof. František Reichentál and under prof. Gustáv Mallý in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia; For several semesters student at the Technical University in Brno, Czechoslovakia; Works on a part-time base as an advertising posters artist and caricaturist
1921 Joins father’s interior decoration and upholsterer accessories company
1933 Marries in Bratislava Renée Nachmias
1934 Birth of son Thomas
1936 Birth of daughter Erika
1937 Establishes his own interior decoration company
1939 After the proclamation of the Slovak State, onset of discriminatory acts against, and persecutions of, the Jewish population in Slovakia

Expropriation (Aryanization) of the firm, based on the laws of the fascist Slovak State.

1941 Jews forced by decree to wear the Yellow Star of David
1944 September 28th: arrested in Bratislava with his entire family
September 29th: deported to the Sereď concentration camp in Slovakia
3rd–4th November: deported to the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, then
Deutsches Reich, now Poland
Tattooed with the number B 14395
1945 January 18th: evacuation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Death-March in direction Gleiwitz, then Deutsches Reich, now Gliwice, Poland
Survived in the typhoid barrack of the concentration camp Althammer, an external camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, then Deutsches Reich, now Stará Kuźnia, Poland,
January 27th: liberated by the Red Army in Althammer/Stará Kuźnia
End of April: Returns to Bratislava
Start of the cycle "Visions of the Inferno – Art Against Oblivion"
1946 Re-establishes his company
1947 Birth of son Ján
1948 Nationalization of his re-established company by the Communist regime

Emigrates with his family to Vienna, Austria
Resides in Vienna, New York and, since the Sixties, in Germany

1983 Dies August 18th in Vienna, Austria

Prior the cycle "Visions of the Inferno – Art Against Oblivion", innumerable drawings, aquarelles and caricatures came into existence between 1930 and 1982. They show scenes from the Jewish life, coffee–houses, railway stations, courtrooms and from the "Dorotheum", the famous auction house in Vienna.


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