Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 8 Speaker Is Patricia Chappine

At the next meeting of the New Jersey World War II Book Club, Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m., Patricia Chappine will  present a lecture entitled  "Women in the Holocaust: Rescue and Resistance." 

Dr. Richard Schonberg, president of the club, will discuss the different ways women engaged in resistance while imprisoned in concentration camps, specifically in Auschwitz, women who joined partisan units, and the stories of several rescuers.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

When Men Have to Die - Bataan Death March Memoir

Dr. McLaughlin's last project was putting into print the memoir of a young soldier, Harry J. Whittinghill, who survived the Bataan Death March.  Together with Paul E. Zigo and Marie D. Somers, the book When Men Have to Die, is available on Amazon, either in book format or for the Kindle.

Mr. Zigo, co-author of the book (and past Book Club presenter), will be presenting a lecture based upon this book:  

BATTLE FOR BATAAN: WHEN MEN HAVE TO DIE
April 5, 2017
6 p.m.
Belmar Public Library
517 10th Avenue, on the corner of 10th Avenue and E Street
Belmar, NJ
(732) 681-0775

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Videos Available on YouTube

Videos from the Book Club's last two meetings are available on YouTube:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Book Club Founder Died on January 7, 2017

John J. McLaughlin
The New Jersey World War II Book Club regrets to inform that its founder, Dr. John J. McLaughlin, died on January 7, 2017 after a brief illness.

Dr. McLaughlin's intelligence, avid curiosity and generosity will be sorely missed by all those who knew him.  His dedication to the Book Club was without peer.

For a full obituary, please click here »

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 11 Meeting Cancelled

The January 11, 2017 meeting of the NJ World War II Book Club has been cancelled.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8,

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Pictures from the 2016 Christmas Party

Pictures from this year's holiday party at the Mayfair Farms are now available on Flickr, thanks to Nancy Webster.

View the album »

Monday, November 21, 2016

Holiday Party December 14

Don't forget to send in your check for the annual New Jersey World War II Book Club Holiday Party at Mayfair Farms on December 14.  Cocktails start being served at 6:30 p.m.

This year's dinner will include a lecture by Sarah Kaminsky, who will be arriving from France to speak about her book,  A Forger's Life based on the life of Adolfo Kaminsky, a master forger for the French Resistance during World War II. 

Join us at this special event by sending your check for $75 to:

Richard Schonberg, DMD
225 Millburn Avenue, Ste. 205
Millburn, NJ 07041