Tag Archives: World War II

Explore the Anne Frank House at Mentor Public Library

In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, all are invited to explore the historic Anne Frank House. You can use virtual reality to tour the secret rooms where Anne and her family hid during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam during … Continue reading

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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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