Obituary: Murray Lynn

Obituary: Murray Lynn

Murray Lynn passed away Jan. 31, 2021 at the age of 90.

Murray Lynn passed away Jan. 31, 2021 at the age of 90. He was born in Hungary Sept. 19, 1930, during rising political upheavals in Europe. In the spring of 1944, he and his family were uprooted from their home and deported to the dreaded death camp of Auschwitz, where his entire family perished. At 15, the sole survivor, he was liberated by the American Army in the spring of 1945.

Alone, he meandered across the continent for four years in search of an oasis of security, a safe haven. In 1948, Dublin, Ireland, became the stepping stone to his final destination of America. In the fall of 1949, he was granted a student visa to study in America. Soon after, he moved to New York, where he attended undergraduate and graduate school until 1956. Following his education, he moved to Atlanta to pursue a business career in sales and marketing. He rose to senior vice president, president and CEO of various companies, and served on numerous boards before retiring in 2000.

As a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp, it was his enduring mission to bring a memorable era into sharp focus, to erase entrenched racism and virulent anti-Semitism, and sow seeds to bring forth eternal brotherhood and equal social justice for all.

“To serve a cause greater than oneself” was his unswerving goal after retirement. He volunteered at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum to speak and bear witness to a wide range of audiences – including educators, government institutions and students – on civic lessons, and how unchecked and sanctioned virulent anti-Semitism defined Jewish lives and its history.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Sonia Lynn and three children Roberta Lynn-Wechsler (Gary), Anita Lynn and Allen Lynn.

Graveside services were held privately for family Feb. 3 at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum or Georgia Commission on the Holocaust.

To sign the online guestbook, view the livestream of the funeral, and for Zoom shiva information, visit Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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