On Saturday, October 27 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Dairy Building, author Tim Pletkovich will talk about his new book, “Nuns, Nazis, and Notre Dame,” the story of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The book examines the early life of Gerald A. O’Reilly, who was raised in Brooklyn during the 1920s and ‘30s. His story takes us from the alleys of Brooklyn to the hallways of Notre Dame during their championship years, to the innermost thoughts of an elite 10th Mountain Division soldier and the battle horrors of World War II in the Apennine Mountains. Gerald O’Reilly is the last surviving member of his company. Tim’s books will be on sale after his presentation.

Pletkovich completed his graduate program at Illinois State University where he developed an interest in researching primary source documents relating to social issues in the post-Civil War America. Articles resulting from his original research have been published in numerous historical publications. Nuns, Nazis, and Notre Dame is his second book, with Civil War Fathers being his first.
This free program is open to the public. The Dairy Building is located at 410 North Erickson Street, Bishop Hill, IL. For more details about this program, please call 309 927-3899 or email bhha@mymctc.net . The Bishop Hill Heritage Association is hosting this presentation.