Six interrupted starts


The project called Photos from the Ancient History of the Košice Marathon  revealed how many people were willing to share their photograph archives, and how much black and white evidence of former times they could produce. There‘s a special story behind the picture contributed  by Peter Absolon. The group of young people standing in 1930 in the square now bearing the name of the Marathon includes (fifth from the left) his then 22-year-old great-grandfather Vojtech Deutsch. He took the start in the Marathon for the first time in 1925, and then another five times.  He didn‘t manage any more though. He died in 1943 in a forced labour battalion at Alexejovka, his wife and three children at Auschwitz.


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