Learn about World War II from veterans and historians at Mentor Public Library

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Learn about the Battle of Stalingrad this Wednesday at Mentor Public Library.

Mentor Public Library will continue its Battles of World War II series by focusing on one of the largest and bloodiest battles in history, Stalingrad.

As many as 2 million Soviets and Germans were killed, injured, or captured during the most strategically decisive battle of the Eastern Front, if not the entire war.

The talk will be 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at our Main Branch.

The speaker will be our own reference librarian Dr. John Foster, who earned a doctorate degree in history with a specialization in Modern German History. He has taught topics as diverse as the Holocaust and Napoleon’s rise to power.

The series continues in August with The Battle of the Bulge.

However, if you’re interested in World War II, you may also want to hear about it from someone who was there.

Bob Zonneville—the recipient of two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart—will talk about his experiences during World War II at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at our Main Branch.

Zonneville survived 21 months of combat and was present at the liberation of a concentration camp.

Both MPL talks are free and open to the public. However, we do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up on our website or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.

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