Tuesday, June 14, 2016

World War II Reaching a New Generation

Today's New York Times had a great article featuring 3 recent books by young authors, all three set during World War II.  One of these authors was Ruta Sepetys, whose latest novel, Salt to the Sea, uses the torpedoing of the Wilhelm Gastloff as the backdrop for its story.  As a reminder, back in October of 2013, Cathryn Prince spoke to the Book Club about her non-fiction book, Death in the Baltic, which provided a historical accounting of this tragic disaster.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bellantoni Lecture Available on YouTube

Nick Bellantoni's fascinating lecture on the History's Channel's program "Hitler Escapes" can be viewed on YouTube.  Click here for the video »

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Chappine Lecture Available on Youtube

 Pat Chappine's interesting lecture on her book, New Jersey Women in World War II, is now available for viewing on Youtube.  Click here to view the video »

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Nick Bellantoni: MysteryQuest

Next lecture is on May 11, 7 p.m. - Nick Bellantoni will present MysteryQuest—Behind the Scenes of The History Channel’s "Hitler’s Escape” THIS LECTURE IS NOT TO BE MISSED!
On June 8, Bob Max will discuss his capture and treatment as a slave laborer for the Nazis.

Book Club Fund Raiser

June 18: A special fund raising event for the benefit of the NJ WW 2 Book Club is scheduled  on June 18th from 4  to 6 p.m. Dr. Steven Lomazow will give a tour of his amazing book and magazine collection, continuing some of the rarest and most extensive periodicals and books in America.  This truly amazing collection extends beyond WWII, and includes items from Colonial America to the present. Dr. Lomazow is author of the book The Great American Magazine: Adventures in History which illustrates a wide sample of his collection. Attached is an image from his book (and collection). To learn more about Dr. Lomazow's collection and book, visit The American Magazine website »

The cost will be $100 per person, and includes wine and hors d'oeuvres, and a copy of his book.

Richard Schonberg, DMD
President, NJ World War II Book Club

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

About Our April Speaker - Patricia Chappine

Patricia Chappine is an adjunct professor at Stockton University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in Holocaust and genocide studies from Stockton University and is currently a doctoral student in the History and Culture Program at Drew University.

Read more at http://www.newjerseywomeninwwii.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewJerseyWomeninWWII

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Upcoming Lectures

We are finishing the season with three fantastic lectures:
  • April 13: Pat Chappine will present NJ Women in WWII 
  • May 11: Nick Bellantoni will present MysteryQuest—Behind the Scenes of The History Channel’s "Hitler’s Escape” 
  • June 8: Bob Max will discuss his capture and treatment as a slave laborer for the Nazi's. 
Richard Schonberg, DMD
President, NJ World War II Book Club

Monday, March 14, 2016

March Lecture Available on Youtube

William "Pat" Schuber's lecture on the war in Sicily and Italy during World War II is now available on YouTube.

View the lecture »