Michael and Max have been reunited, after nearly 70 years. It turns
out that the phone number I had originally found on Google-France, and
which several others confirmed, led to the right person. They spoke on
the phone today, and Max said it was the happiest day of his life.
Apparently, the last time they had seen each other was when Max
boarded the ill-fated S. S. Exodus. As a parting gift, Michael gave
Max his camera, which Max had to exchange for water when things got
Thanks again to all the people who offered helpful suggestions,
including phone numbers, a search for missing parents (JewishGen), a
Facebook page, and various contacts in Lyon.