Saturday, September 18, 2021


Link to a video of the Zoom presentation by Dr. James Kimble on September 16th, 2021:

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Schedule

  Our list of speakers for the season should be as follows:

*September 15th- Dr. Jim Kimble-"Uniting the Home Front in WWII: The Magazine Industry, the US Flag,   and  the United We Stand Campaign”
*October- 20th: Dr. Wendy Lower -"Hitler's Furies"
*November-TBD: James Calaski- "Nazi Camps in New Jersey"
*December 1 -Ray Boonhower: "War Diarist: The Many Battles of Richard Tregaskis"
*January-TBD- Dr. Steve Lomazow-TBD
*February- TBD
*March 9 -Michael Tougias: "So Close to Home"
April 6 -Bernice Lerner: "All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen"
May-TBD: Randall Bytwerk-TBD

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."

For more information by Randall Bytwerk, you can visit his website at:

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.