Korbinian Aigner,

artist, gardener, priest

venue: Karlsaue Park Fridericianum
Born a farmer’s son in 1885 in Hohenpolding, Germany, Korbinian Aigner from 1912 on taught drawing at a monastery’s boys’ school in Scheyern. As an obstinate opponent of the Nazis, he was denounced and deported to the Dachau concentration camp. In the Dachau “plantation,” he cultivated seedlings, later called the Korbinian Apple. He survived imprisonment, remained a priest, and dedicated himself to pomiculture and the distribution of his fruit until his death in 1966.