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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Bernard Rader was born in December of 1923 and was raised in Brooklyn. Bernard attended City College for two years and then was drafted into the army. He spent three years as an infantryman. He was in an ambush in Brittany, France, in October 1944 and was wounded. Bernard was taken prisoner by the Germans and spent 47 days in a German hospital in Lorient, France. In November he was one of 149 POWs who were exchanged for German prisoners in one of three exchanges that took place at the time that were arranged by a Red Cross representative. After his freedom Bernard spent time in American hospitals recovering from wounds. He became a medic for a short time before coming back to the United States in October of 1945. Bernard was discharged in January of 1946. He went back to college and became a CPA.


 

 

 

 


 

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

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