- Mount Holly
Ernest Kaufman has an incredible story to tell about his life as a refugee from Nazi Germany and as an American intelligence officer during World War II. Arrested along with thousands of other innocent Jews on the infamous Kristallnacht, November 10, 1938, Kaufman was sent to a concentration camp, where he survived horrible conditions for almost 4 weeks in the winter before his family found a sponsor living in the United States. He was able to emigrate to this country, where he worked a variety of odd jobs, and tried to obtain citizenship. Immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Kaufman voluntarily enlisted in the Army. He served in a military intelligence unit in Europe. In the course of the war, he was wounded in action, for which he received the Purple Heart medal, and he single-handedly arranged for the surrender of an occupied German city without a shot being fired. A fascinating story of personal courage and patriotism. Sponsored by the Armed Forces Heritage Museum: www.afhmus.org This is a free program, but there is limited seating and preregistration is requested. Contact Lyceum@co.burlington.nj.us or 609-267-7111 to preregister.
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