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.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

see" Battlefield Tour" link above for more information

Sunday, January 13, 2019


The following programs for the NJ WWII Book Club  for the Winter and Spring of 2019 are:

January 16th- Mr. E. Thomas Behr: "Allied Spies in Occupied France"
February 20th- John Koster: "Operation Snow" THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
March 20th- Mr. George Vallone: "Iwo Jima"
April 17th- Mr. Jim Lacey: "The Washington War" THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Instead, James Kimble will present: "Battlefield death, censored imagery, and home front morale in World War II."
May 15th- Peter Golden: "How the Holocaust was Used During the Cold War"
June19th- Dr. Richard Harrison: "Soviet  Plans for a Pre-emptive Attack, 1941"

Please note the May 15th meeting will be held at The Book House bookstore located at: 281 Essex St, Millburn, NJ 07041. All other meetings are at the Millburn Free Public Library at 7:00pm as usual. Details about lectures to follow.