Karl Pfeifer was born in 1928 into a Jewish family in Baden bei Wien, Karl Pfeifer experienced first hand some of the major events of 20th century history. In his memoir Einmal Palästina und zurück he recounts his experiences, from growing anti-Semitism in his hometown, to his escape to Hungary and emigration to Palestine at the age of 14. Pfeifer went on to take part as Palmachnik and then soldier of IDF in the struggle to establish Israel and was one of the few Austrian Jews to return to Austria where he worked as a journalist. Somehow in Between, a film about his life with English subtitles can be seen here. He is available to give lectures about anti-Semitism in Europe, especially in Austria and Hungary.
Seventy years after the Slovak National Uprising, the author and director of the Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava addresses the role of anti-Semitism, the Catholic Church, and the fate of Jozef Tiso during World War II
By Karl Pfeifer · August 27, 2015