Tag Archives: World War II

Akron during World War II

The city of Akron, Ohio, had an outsized impact during World War II. Its citizens served in Europe and the South Pacific. Goodyear built blimps that hunted Nazi submarines. And some of the city’s most renowned residents had a personal … Continue reading

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The Untold Stories of Mentor, Ohio, with Thomas Matowitz

Thomas Matowitz, the author and local historian who literally wrote the book one Mentor, Ohio, returned to the library to share some of his best stories. Matowitz is the perfect person to discuss prominent Mentor families like the Garfields, landmarks like … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Infamous Auschwitz

Each year, our resident historian Dr. John Foster hosts a special program for International Holocaust Day. In past years, he’s discussed the Nuremberg Trials, rise of National Socialism in Germany, and origins of the Nazi’s Final Solution. This year, his topic … Continue reading

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Surviving Auschwitz

Each year, our resident historian Dr. John Foster hosts a special program for International Holocaust Day. In past years, he’s discussed the Nuremberg Trials, rise of National Socialism in Germany, and origins of the Nazi’s Final Solution. This year, his topic … Continue reading

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Dwight D. Eisenhower: From World War to the Cold War

We concluded our Presidents of the 20th Century series with a focus on Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower was a complicated man — a West Point graduate and general who warned about the military-industrial complex; a man who valued duty but … Continue reading

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