Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May26th Meeting

 May 26th NJ WWII Book Club Meeting

We have a two part meeting in which our guest speaker , Randall Bytwerk, will discuss his video which was recorded on C-Span. It runs an hour and then there is Q&A for 45 minutes, so you are encouraged to follow the first link to watch the video before the May 26th meeting. Otherwise, We will attempt to show the video at 6:00pm on Wednesday, May 26th after which Randall Bytwerk will be available for discussion. The video is entitled : "The Presidency: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler."


Topic: NJ WWII Book Club May 26th Meeting with Randall Bytwerk

Time: May 26, 2021 05:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Passcode: 016953

For more information by Randall Bytwerk, you can visit his website at: www.bytwerk.com

Saturday, March 13, 2021

March 17th, 2021 Zoom Meeting

 The March 17th , 2021 presentation by Kathryn Smith,   "Gertie: The Fabulous Life of Gertrude Sanford Legendre: Heiress, Explorer, Socialite, Spy," can be accessed at 7:00 pm on Zoom from the following link:


Meeting ID: 847 7487 8009
Passcode: 860813

 Meeting ID and passcode normally are not needed but provided if there is difficulty with the link.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Partial 2020 and 2021 Schedule

 We have arranged the following speakers to give Zoom presentations to the NJ WWII Book Club:

December 9th at 7:00 pm:  Mr Michael Tougias:  "U-Boats so Close to Home"

January 20th, 2021: Karen Huntsberger: "Letters from a Navy Girl"

February 17th, 2021: Stan Moore: "Seesaw: How November '42 Shaped the Future"

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Zoom Lecture with author Bryan Mark Rigg-October 7th, 7:00 pm

The NJ WWII Book Club will present a  Zoom online lecture by the author Bryan Mark Rigg on his book, " Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military" at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 7th, 2020.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Time for Videos!

While we may not be able to meet in person during this time of COVID19, there are still many ways we can keep up our interest in the history of World War II.

Dr. Schonberg, the Club's President has been in contact with the author Richard Breitman who  sent him the link to the taped C-span lecture Breitman gave at the FDR Library in October, 2019. Schonberg  encourages us to learn about a man most of us have never heard of before, and who in not such a small way, impacted on US policy and WWII. I attended this lecture and found it an eye opener about Raymond Geist, an American hero.
Since we are all practicing social distancing, we might be able to enjoy again some of the speaker videos that the New Jersey World War II Book Club has posted over the years.  One in particular was most memorable, that of Ursula Pawel, author and Holocaust survivor, as she toured the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The following is our schedule for 2020 Winter and Spring:
Wednesday 1/22/2020: Movie Night: "War Dogs of the Pacific."
Wednesday 3/18/2020:  Robert Matzen: "Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II"
FRIDAY 4/17/2020: Mike Tougaias: The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue" To be held at 281 Essex Street (The Book House)
Wednesday 5/20/2020: Maya Ross: "Abe-vs-Adolf: The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Abe Peck."
Wednesday 6/17/2020 Peter Finn (tentatively): "Has Justice Been Served: The Fate of Nazi War Criminals."

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

  • September 11, 2019:  Syd Levit, WWII Veteran who fought at the Battle of the Bulge
  • October 23, 2019: Paul Zigo- WW2 Studies historian
  • November  20, 2019: Steve Twomey, Pulitzer Prize winning author
  • December 18, 2019: Jim Lacey, Pentagon advisor and professor, Marine Corps War College
All meetings are at 7:00pm at the Millburn Free Public Library in Millburn, NJ unless otherwise noted.