May COFFEE TALK
"The Germans and their Fuehrer: Insights into a Mutual Obsession"
Thursday, May 7, 7-8 p.m.
NOTICE LOCATION is the Frisbie Senior Center
52 E. Northwest Highway
Coffee Talk to focus on the power of Hitler
The Des Plaines History Center will present German historian Anette Isaacs at the Coffee Talk, “The Germans and their Fuehrer: Insights into a Mutual Obsession,” Thursday, May 7, from 7-8 p.m. at the Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway. She will discuss Adolf Hitler and the reasons he appealed to the German people before and during World War II. $3 suggested donation.
Isaacs, born and raised in Germany, speaks passionately about her topics and holds master’s degrees in American studies, political science, and history. She spoke to a full house at the History Center in October 2013 about Bertha Benz and the history of the German automobile.
The History Center invited Isaacs to return to Des Plaines to speak about Hitler because “we are working to provide a rounded examination of World War II this year, and we cannot do that without taking a look at the single most important cause of the war,” said Philip Mohr, curator of the History Center. “It is vital that we understand how Hitler controlled an entire nation and used it to profoundly influence the course of human history.”
In addition, the public is welcome to visit the History Center Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. to view its exhibit, “World War II: Des Plaines and the War against Fascism,” which includes several military uniforms worn by Des Plaines residents, artifacts donated from the war, and information about home life and industry during WWII. The History Center has started a guest book and would love to include your comments about the exhibit and what life was like during the war years. The exhibit will be on display through December.
For more information, call the History Center at 847-391-5399 or visit www.desplaineshistory.org. When online, visitors are invited to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and become a member to receive updates, bulletins, and newsletters.
The History Center is supported by the City of Des Plaines, the Des Plaines Park District, its members, and other local business and community contributors.