Ten Refugees, One Journey: Max Frankel
Max Frankel (Photo: Jim Gaffey)
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, editor and columnist for the New York Times over a span of nearly 50 years, Max Frankel was born in eastern Germany in 1930, and expelled with his family to Poland by the Nazis in 1938, along with thousands of other Jews.
His mother managed, through daring and extraordinary efforts, to obtain exit permits from wartime Berlin for herself and her son. After attending public schools in New York City, he graduated from Columbia in 1952, the same year he became a full-time reporter for the Times.
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