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John Baer started life as Hans Lothar Baer outside of Frankfurt, Germany, before his family managed to escape to America via the United Kingdom. The Baer family arrived in New York on Oct. 3, 1940 – the first day of Rosh Hashanah. “After the blackouts in London and the long sea voyage, the lights of Long Island were awesome!” Mr. Baer will be giving a talk on his experiences at the Fairfax Library on Jan. 11, 2014.

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Holocaust Survivors Honored at Mason

Jewish Student Association hosts ‘Expressions of the Holocaust: a Dinner Honoring Survivors.’

On Nov. 13, George Mason University’s Jewish student association, Mason Hillel, organized and hosted “Expressions of the Holocaust: a Dinner Honoring Survivors.” The date for the event was chosen with care – just days after the 75th anniversary of the Nov. 9 -10 Kristallnacht – “Night of Broken Glass.”

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