Sun, Nov 19|
Holocaust Museum LA
Arthur and Lilly: The Girl and the Holocaust Survivor
Join Holocaust Museum LA for a conversation with Lilly Maier, the author of a new book that presents the moving tale of two lives that fatefully cross paths, and an insight into an unknown Holocaust story: the rescue of hundreds of Jewish children to America on a Kindertransport.
Time & Location
Nov 19, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Holocaust Museum LA, 100 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Whathere do a 75-year-old Los Angeles based rocket engineer and an eleven-year-old schoolgirl from Austria have in common? Not much at first glance, but Arthur and Lilly influenced each other’s lives in a fateful way.
In 1939, Arthur‘s Jewish parents sent their son abroad on a so-called Kindertransport (“children’s transport”), hoping to save him from the Holocaust. The separation is a traumatic experience for the ten-year-old. Although he is rescued – from Austria via France to the USA – his family is murdered by the Nazis. He never sees them again.
Sixty-five years later: During a visit to his parents‘ former apartment in Vienna, Austria, Arthur Kern meets eleven-year-old Lilly Maier. A decisive encounter for both of them, which not only shapes Lilly’s further life, but also leads to Arthur receiving a long-lost legacy from his parents.
A moving tale of two lives that fatefully cross paths, and an immensely knowledgeable insight into an unknown Holocaust story: the rescue of hundreds of Jewish children to America on a Kindertransport.
This program is supported by the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles.