WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR, SISTER? HOW CATHOLIC NUNS IN BELGIUM DEFIED AND DECEIVED THE NAZIS IN WORLD WAR TWO. BY: DENNIS TURNER
Sister Christina, an Ohio farm girl, joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Namur to teach English and agricultural skills to young Catholic girls, but instead she found herself trapped in Nazi-occupied Belgium for the duration of World War Two. She and other Sisters of Our Lady in the Saint-Hubert Convent quickly learned that living their normal contemplative, disciplined lives was impossible in a country controlled by ruthless Nazis. Soon they were risking their lives by joining forces with the Belgian Resistance to hide refugees, Jews, and downed American pilots. Sister Christina believed her ordeal was over in September of 1944 when American troops liberated Saint-Hubert. That hope was crushed when Saint-Hubert was recaptured by the German army during the Battle of the Bulge; forcing the Sisters to revert to their tactics for survival and resistance until liberated for the second time. This book is a fictional memoir based on actual events. The inspiration for the book came from hundreds of letters and other accounts written by Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who were living in German-occupied Belgium and Italy during World War Two. Dennis Turner graduated from Georgetown University in 1967 with a degree in History. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law School in 1970. Since 1974, he has been a Professor of Law at the University Of Dayton School Of Law. During his tenure at the University of Dayton he has served as Assistant Dean, Acting Dean, Director of the Law Clinic and Director of the Legal Profession Program. The University of Dayton has awarded him its highest award for teaching, The Faculty Teaching Award. He has served as a visiting professor for the University of Notre Dame London Law Program. He also has extensive experience with the British criminal justice system through his association with the barrister firm, Pump Court Chambers, in Winchester, England *Join Dennis J. Turner to meet him and discuss his new book May 26th at 11AM here at Storybrooke
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When: Saturday, June 9th, 2018 6:30- 8:00 PM Where: Storybrooke Cafe 8381 N. Main St., Dayton Age: (There are no age restrictions, but please note that each child needs to be accompanied by an adult to this RSVP event) Tickets: 14.95 per ticket; Tickets purchased by 5/31/2018 only 12.95. Tickets can be purchased at Storybrooke Cafe or by phone. Tickets must be purchased by 6/5/2018. For additional information or to purchase please contact: