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Guest Speakers Virtual

Presents a Virtual Program featuring author Lilly Maier


Lilly will discuss her true story of the unexpected friendship between an 11-year old girl and a Holocaust survivor.  

In 1939, Arthur’s parents sent him abroad on a Kindertransport from Austria hoping to save him from the Holocaust. The traumatic experience for a 10-year-old boy took him to France and finally to America. Sixty-five years later, Arthur returns to his parents’ apartment in Vienna where he meets 11-year old Lilly Maier who is living in the same apartment Arthur lived in as a child.  This chance meeting has a significant impact on their lives in ways that are totally unimaginable.

Arthur and Lilly Book cover

Lilly was born in Germany in 1992, the daughter of Austrian journalists.  She received an MA in Jewish History from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and a second MA in Magazine Journalism from New York University where she studied as a Fulbright scholar.  Lilly also works as a tour guide for the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and often lectures about the Kindertransport.

Arthur and Lilly was first published in German.  The English version was released in October 2023.  It was translated by Dominique Rotermund, an archivist at the Children’s Aid Society, OSE, Archive and History Department in Paris.

RSVP by Thursday, January 19, 2024 to or the JHS office at 201-300-6590.
Admission is free.  Donations are always welcome.  
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