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Brookdale WWII Event: German Armaments


 The Krupps: Cannon Kings of Nazi Germany

Featuring David Stroebel, author and Krupp family historian

Stroebel, author of The Cannon King’s Daughter, discovered through documents passed down through five generations of the Krupp family that his great-grandmother, Engelbertha Krupp, was banished to America and disinherited from the Krupp 400-year-old steel and munitions dynasty of Essen, Germany–the same munitions firm that armed Germany through two world wars.     

He’ll show how the Krupp Works united with Hitler and the Nazi Party prior to World War II, to eventually give Hitler’s Wehrmacht the immense firepower that allowed the Third Reich’s war machine to reach so far across Europe. The Cannon King’s Daughter is the fascinating story of a young heiress who chose the love of a poor man over a family dynasty, and was thus banished. Engelbertha Krupp’d choice altered the history of Germany, the course of World War II, and the lives of 11 million souls.  What might have happened if Engelbertha Krupp had retained her place in the family?

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7:30pm, Warner Student Life Center.  Fee: $12 adults, $5 students.

 To register for a program please call (732) 224-2315; to learn more, email Paul Zigo, Director of the Center for World War II Studies, at

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