Iowa History Book Club

Iowa History Book Club

May 11, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room D


To commemorate Iowa’s 175th year of statehood, the State Historical Society of Iowa invites you to take a deep dive into some of the best books about Iowa’s fascinating history. Join Andrew Klumpp, editor of The Annals of Iowa, and a guest author every three months for a lively, online discussion about each book.

This is a virtual event. Space is limited and registration is required. Join us in Meeting Room D, or pre-register here to view it from home via ZOOM. Check the catalog for availability of this book.

Celina Karp Biniaz was just eight years old when the Germans invaded her homeland of Poland in 1939. Over the next six years, the child from Krakow endured the Holocaust as the Nazis took away her schooling and civil rights, then herded her and her family into a ghetto. Ultimately, Celina and her family landed on Schindler’s list, and made their way to the United States and Iowa. With great strength and resilience, she moved forward and embraced the American dream.

Hosted by Andrew Klumpp and William B Friedricks.