Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Holocaust Victims, prof. Ing. Felix Kolmer, DrSc. celebrates his 100th anniversary.
On the occasion of his anniversary, the Czech Auschwitz Committee and PositiF Publishing House published a photographic and literary-documentary book, accompanied by the words of his close associates and friends, entitled Felix Kolmer: The Promise. The book is published with the kind financial support of the Czech-German Future Fund, the Holocaust Victims Foundation, the State Fund for Culture of the Czech Republic and the International Auschwitz Committee.
The book can be purchased at PositiF Publishing House: https://www.positif.cz/
Prof. Ing. Felix Kolmer, DrSc. was born on May 3, 1922, in Prague. From the age of 10 he was a member of a scout troop, in 1933 he took the scout oath. That was the law for me. “During World War II, he was persecuted and suffered through the Terezín ghetto, Auschwitz and Friedland concentration camps. After the war he graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague and obtained a doctorate at the Czech Technical University in physics-acoustics. From 1949 to 1991 he worked at the Research Institute of Sound, Image, and Reproduction Technology in Prague as a researcher, later as head of the acoustic department, scientific deputy director and director. After his retirement, he worked as an advisor to the director of the Institute. From 1962 he worked at the Czech Technical University, later at FAMU, where he taught until 2018 as a lecturer in acoustics, since 1982 with the title of professor. He is the author of many publications and has lectured all over the world. Recently he has presented mainly at German schools and Christian-Jewish societies in Germany on the topic of Czech-German relations during World War II and on life in concentration camps. He is a recipient of numerous state awards and an honorary member of scientific societies in the Czech Republic and abroad. He is vice-president of the International Auschwitz Komitee, vice-chairman of the Czech Auschwitz Committee, chairman of the board of directors of the Bundesverband für Information und Beratung der NS-Verfolgten in Cologne, member of the board of the Terezín Initiative and member of the Czech-German Discussion Forum of the Foreign Ministries of the Czech Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany.
He currently lives in Hagibor in Prague.