Join us at 1 P.M. on select Sundays to hear testimony from a Holocaust survivor. Free with admission.


Maximilian Lerner and his family escaped to France two months after Austria became part of the Third Reich and then left France for the United States in March 1941. In 1942, at the age of 18, Lerner volunteered for the U.S. Army. He was assigned to Military Intelligence because of his German language skills. After working for some time in the Office of Strategic Services in London, he was transferred to France as a special agent for the Counter Intelligence Corps. Lerner took part in liberating Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, and Crossing the Rhine. For his bravery, he was awarded four battle stars and other decorations. After V-E Day he worked in the U.S. military government in Germany and returning to the U.S. in 1946.

TOP: Speaker Sally Frishberg in discussion with a student visitor. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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