In 1930, twenty-six-year-old Liesl Herbst was the Austrian National Tennis Champion and a celebrity in Vienna. Despite her well-known status, Liesl, her husband David, and their child Dorli were forced to flee the Nazis and escape to Britain. In London, stripped of their Austrian passports and declared “stateless aliens,” Liesl and Dorli competed at Wimbledon, becoming the only mother-daughter team to have ever played doubles together in the tournament. Liesl’s granddaughter, Felice Hardy, author of The Tennis Champion Who Escaped the Nazis, will discuss her grandmother’s moving story of escape and survival, and her own search for her identity as she uncovered more of her family’s history in the writing process.

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Date: September 20

Time: 2:00 pm

Cost: $10

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https://mjhnyc.org/events/tennischampion/

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