Holocaust survivor Felix Kolmer dies aged 100

Professor Felix Kolmer, a Nazi concentration camp survivor who was involved in the process of reconciliation between Czechs and Germans, has died at the age of 100, the Czech Federation of Jewish Communities informed on Friday.

Felix Kolmer, was born in Prague in May 1922. In 1941 he was sent to Terezín, where he worked on the ghetto construction, and later witnessed the horrors taking place in the Small Fortress. He also became a member of the underground movement there.

In 1944 he was transported to Auschwitz, but managed to escape to the Friedland labour camp, where he survived until the end of the war. After that, he studied at the Czech Technical University in Prague and eventually became a world-renowned expert on acoustics.

Author: Ruth Fraňková