Lilly Maier at Pozez JCC

What 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 remarkable way.

In 1939, Arthur‘s Jewish parents sent their son abroad on a 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.  Sixty-five years later, during a visit to his former apartment in Vienna, Austria, Arthur Kern meets eleven-year-old Lilly Maier. A decisive encounter for both, which not only shapes Lilly’s further life, but also leads to Arthur receiving a long-lost legacy from his parents. This moving tale  chronicles two lives that fatefully cross paths, giving immensely knowledgeable insight into an unknown Holocaust story: the rescue of hundreds of Jewish children to America on a Kindertransport. “Arthur and Lilly” will be available for sale and signing at the event. Videos of Lilly and Arthur:

Fee: Complimentary for all, however you must register to attend.
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Event date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
Arthur and Lilly: The Girl and the Holocaust Survivor By Lilly Maier Cover Image
ISBN: 9781955047302
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Titletown Publishing, LLC - October 23rd, 2023