News/Reviews of The Lost Airman

People have been talking about Arthur for a few years now. Helping to bring his story to life. Now, people are talking about The Lost Airman and we think you will love it too!

 

National Museum of American Jewish Military History

One of the greatest fears of airmen during World War II – especially Jewish airmen – was to be shot down and captured by the Nazis.  Allied airmen, regardless of their religion, were labeled terrorflieger – terrorist airmen – by the Nazi hierarchy. Many of those downed over German territory were captured and sent to POW camps, the less fortunate were lynched by German civilians, shot on sight by German soldiers, or if captured by the Gestapo, tortured and then killed. Those shot down in France and not captured by the Nazis but rescued by French citizens and given over to the Maquis – the French resistance fighters – were extremely lucky and smuggled out of France. Staff Sergeant Arthur Meyerowitz, a young Jewish B-24 flight engineer and top turret gunner who was shot down over France on his second mission on 31 December 1944 was one of the lucky ones. The Lost Airman is the amazing true story of his 6-month journey with the help of the French resistance to escape from Nazi-occupied France…. READ MORE

Sheldon A. Goldberg, Ph.D. – Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Docent/Historian – National Museum of American Jewish Military History

 

North Tonawanda Schools - Buffalo

It was a whirlwind day at 3 different schools talking to 4 different classes. What a pleasure to chat with kids ranging from 3rd to 8th grade. I’m always pleasantly surprised by the insightful questions from the youngest of kids. Can’t wait to head back soon.

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Spruce Street Elementary - Buffalo

It was a last minute event but that didn’t make it any less fun with a room full of 4th/5th/6th grade kiddos. Totally engaged and with lots of insightful questions, it was a real pleasure to chat with these little ones. Looking forward to a spring trip back to the Buffalo area to speak to a few other schools.

World War II Book talk by Seth Meyerowitz, The Lost Airman
World War II Book talk by Seth Meyerowitz, The Lost Airman
World War II Book talk by Seth Meyerowitz, The Lost Airman

 

8th AF Historical Society Reunion

It was great to be back with members of the Mighty Eighth again this year. This time, the event was in St. Louis and it was a blast. I was thrilled to be able to bring books along this time and everyone was clamoring to get their copy.

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Beth-El Congregation Men's Club

It was my pleasure to be able to speak to a friendly, engaging group of the Beth-El Men’s Club. It was also great to piggy back on the presentation of another writer, Peter Ephross, who discussed his book “Jewish Major Leaguers in their own words.”

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Presentation at Stokes Elementary

Mrs. Brody’s class was visited by Mr. Seth Meyerowitz.  Mr. Meyerowitz is Mrs. Brody’s twin brother and the author of “The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France” which is a true story about Arthur Meyerowitz (their grandfather) and his escape during World War II.  The students had the opportunity to write and ask the author questions about life in France at the time, what it was like to be helped by the French Resistance, and about the process of writing a book.  After the discussion, they looked through old pictures and artifacts to see first hand what Arthur’s life was like before the war and even saw a photo of the plane he was shot down in.  The students even learned about Western Unions telegrams, the precursor to text messages and emails!

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The Book Club 91.7 WVXU (Ohio) 2016

Mark Perzel of “The Book Club” 91.7 [Cincinnati] WVXU hosted an interview with Seth Meyerowitz, Author of The Lost Airman. They discussed Arthur’s story and the process of bringing it to life. Listen to the audio below! (please allow a few seconds for the audio to load after hitting the ‘play’ button)

 

Presentation at Birch Elementary

Seth Meyerowitz had the honor and pleasure to head back to his ‘alma mater’ elementary school in Merrick, NY. It was so great to see how engaged and interested all the 6th grade kids were in the presentation. They asked great questions about the writing process and so many questions about Arthur and his journey. It was truly something special.

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WGTD 91.1 FM (WI)

David McGrath of WGTD 91.1 Public Radio in Wisconsin conducted an interview with Seth Meyerowitz, Author of The Lost Airman. Discussing Arthur’s journey and how the whole story came to be.

Newsday (NY) 2016

“LI native Seth Meyerowitz discusses ‘The Lost Airman,’ about his grandfather in WWII” – published 2/11/16 online, 2/22/16 in print – VIEW THE ARTICLE HERE

John Batchelor Radio Show

John Batchelor of the John Batchelor show interviewed Seth Meyerowitz, Author of The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape From Nazi Occupied France. The interview runs about twenty minutes and covers the full spectrum of discover o Arthur’s story and what that story, subsequently, entails. Audio below via John Batchelor’s website! (please excuse the adverts)

Title: John Batchelor - The Lost Airman Interview

Michael Shulman

The fascinating World War II biography The Lost Airman tells the powerful story of a B-24 pilot Arthur Meyerowitz who was shot down by the Nazis over France in 1943 … What follows afterwards is Meyerowitz’s determined quest to stay alive, evade the Gestapo which was hot on his tails, and ultimately get home. Despite setbacks and close calls with death, he achieved his goal and lived to tell about it.The Lost Airman is a very powerful biography. Seth Meyerowitz is a great story teller. His book is not only a look into his grandfather’s life, but he also shines the light into the lives’ of the French Resistance fighters to whom Arthur owes his life, particularly Marcel Taillandier. Also, the author weaves in some historical works found in the archives as evidence by the book’s notes section and bibliography. – Michael Shulman – San Diego Book Review

Alex Kershaw

The Lost Airman tells the suspenseful story of  a truly remarkable American, shot down over enemy occupied territory in WW2, who amazingly managed to stay a step ahead of the Nazis for over six months and get back home. A terrific, thrilling tale you won’t want to miss.” – Alex Kershaw New York Times Best Selling Author of Avenue of Spies and The Liberator

Jack Cheevers

The Lost Airman is a deeply researched, finely wrought gem. The story of Staff Sgt. Arthur Meyerowitz’s harrowing struggle to escape from Nazi-infested France across the snow-bound Pyrenees to Spain will haunt you long after you’ve put this riveting book down. The courage, quick wits, and sheer guts displayed by Meyerowitz and the men and women of the French Resistance who gambled their lives to help him are simply extraordinary.” – Jack Cheevers Author of Act of War, Winner of the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature

Omaha, Nebraska (2015)

The Lost Airman author, Seth Meyerowitz, attended the 8th Air Force Society’s reunion in Omaha, Nebraska, October 14-17 2015, and had the opportunity to speak with vets and their families. The experience was quite special and Seth was able to speak with people in Arthur’s bomb squadron (448th) as well as hear other vets wartime stories.

Buffalo, NY (2015)

University at Buffalo alumni and author of The Lost Airman, Seth Meyerowitz, visited his alma mater to speak to students about the book and the journey of finding and subsequently telling the story. School of Marketing and Advertising students were able to interact with the author and offer suggestions on marketing initiatives. Seth’s visit even included a stop at Allen St Poutine, a new restaurant in Buffalo’s Allen St neighborhood none for its Canadian Favorites.
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Publishers Weekly (USA) - 2015

Short blurb posted in Publishers Weekly about War & Military Escape books. Check it out!

Sud Ouest (France) - 2012

An article published in French paper, Sud Quest, after our (mine and my father’s) first visit to France in 2012.

Newsday (NY) - 2012

Newsday (New York) published an article about the search and subsequent discovery of Arthur’s story.