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.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
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)