Book reading “Arthur and Lilly” and discussion with Lilly Maier and Carol Strauss at Deutches Haus, New York


December 12, 2023    
6:00 pm EST - 8:00 pm EST

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Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a presentation and reading from “Lilly and Arthur: The Girl and the Holocaust Survivor” by the author Lilly Maier, followed by a conversation between the Lilly Maier and Carol Strauss, the former Executive Director of the Leo Baeck Institute. Young Historian Lilly Maier, who has been a guest at the KTA on several occasions, will present her newly published English edition of her book Arthur and Lilly. The Girl and the Holocaust-Survivor. The book is a biography of Kind Arthur Kern, and also tells the story of how their friendship affected both of their lives. Lilly met Arthur when she was 11 when he, a retired aircraft engineer living in Los Angeles, came to her apartment in Vienna, where he had lived as a child before fleeing the country in 1939. This is a fascinating look at a little recognized part of the Kindertransport experience, the 200 children sent to France and then to the USA.

Deutsches Haus at NYU – 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

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