Dr. Louis Maier
Dr. Louis Maier 1924 - 2010
Louis Maier, author of From the Golden Gate to the Black Forest and In Lieu of Flowers, escaped from Germany in 1940 after the fall of France and reached the United States in September of that year, traveling across Russia, Manchuko, Korea and Japan, landing in San Francisco. Drafted in June 1943, he served with the Third US Army in the European theater of war as an infantry rifleman and as interpreter for a Counterintelligence detachment. After the war, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley (1950) and received a Master's degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (1952). For the next 12 years, Maier worked in Jewish Community Centers with special interest in daycamps and the absorption of holocaust survivors in local communities. Entering the field of mental health in 1964, he took a position at Chestnut Lodge, famed as a mental hospital in Rockville, Maryland. Since 1970, when he received his doctorate in Social Work from The Catholic University of America, Maier had practiced psychotherapy. For the past five decades, the author and his wife Aholivah (a native of Cleveland, Ohio), have made their home in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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