Lecture: WWI: Causes, Progression and Outcome

WWI: Causes, Progression and Outcome

On Thursday December 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. David Fine will present this lecture.  Part of the Mahwah Museum Lecture Series, the lecture will take place at the Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Rd., Mahwah. Admission is $3, free for museum members.  Contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org for reservations or call 201-512-0099. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Why did the European Great Powers turn against each other in 1914 and destroy themselves in the process of what become known as World War I?   Why did the Germans antagonize the US so that it joined the war in 1917, one hundred years ago?  Why did the Allies win and the Central Powers lose?  And why did the peace process end with a settlement that left Europe in a state of anxiety leading to the outbreak of World War II only twenty years later?  Dr. David J. Fine will answer these questions in his lecture. Dr. Fine earned his PhD in modern European history from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2010.  He published his book Jewish Integration in the German Army in the First World War in 2012.

This lecture is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Museum is currently featuring the new exhibits Kilmer: The Man and WWI Sarajevo to Versailles as well as the continuing exhibits Mahwahs Herstory: The Changing Roles of Women in Mahwah’s History, and Medicine in Mahwah. Permanent exhibits are Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model Railroad, which is open weekends 1-4 pm. The Museum is open weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 pm.; admission $5 for non-members, members and children are free.Visit mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering.