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The Journey to Mollie's War: WACs and WWII

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 3/8/2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
 Members of the Women's Army Corps (WACs) were the first women other than nurses to serve overseas in World War II. Cyndee Schaffer's mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, was one of them. Drawing upon excerpts from Mollie's letters written home during the war, this presentation provides a romantic, yet frightful, glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in history. This program details Mollie's experiences from basic training in Florida in October, 1943 to the dramatic moment when the Statue of Liberty came into view upon her return in November, 1945. It traces the footsteps of the women who served in Europe, following Mollie and her fellow WACs who were stationed in London, England, before D-Day and during the post-D-Day German buzz bomb attacks.

Location: Huntley Meeting Room / All - Lower Level
Presenter: Cyndee Schaffer
Status: Closed