Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution
The Center is dedicated to fostering the study of the historical, political, social, economic, cultural and military aspects of the World War II era up through the Korean War. The Center will educate the community about the era and its impact on world history and help future generations avoid armed conflict in the resolution of global problems. It will stimulate the examination of the key events of the time; the political and military leaders who waged the wars, provided the leadership, made the peace; and those who served on the battlefield and home front. The ultimate goal of The Center is to utilize the lessons learned from the World War II era to prevent the recurrence of global armed conflict in a world of sovereign states with divergent interests, wants and needs. The Center is a resource open to all.
Center News You Can Use
- Fall 2013 World War II Series:
Charles Lindbergh: Heroism, Tragedy, Enigma
Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 PM, MAN 108 – $12 ($5 Brookdale students)
Icon or Illusion: The Myth of Rosie the Riveter
Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 PM, MAN 108 – $12 ($5 Brookdale students)
Video & Vets Series: Rosie the Riveter
Tuesday, October 29, 7:00 PM, MAN 108 – $5
Video & Vets Series: Darby’s Rangers
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 PM, MAN 108 – $5
The Bataan Death March
Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 PM, MAN 108 – $12 ($5 Brookdale students)
Video & Vets Series: Cry Havoc: The Nurses on Bataan
Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 PM, MAN 108 – $5
- TED J. NAROZANICK RESOURCE CENTER: This WW II Resource Center is located in Brookdale’s Bankier Library. It is open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, when the College is in session. The Center provides multiple sources to read, review, and research for all interested in World War II and its impact. The Center also has several computers to access information on the war worldwide. Material in the Center is for room use only. Click HERE for information about the Resource Center's new Family Research Service.
Phone number: (732) 224-2086.
- WITNESSING HISTORY: THE AL MESERLIN WORLD WAR II PHOTO GALLERY: Brookdale Community College and the Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution cordially invite you to visit the gallery, located in the lobby outside the Bankier Library.
- TRIUMPHANT SPIRIT: AMERICA'S WORLD WAR II GENERATION SPEAKS: The Center’s television series featuring memorable interviews with World War II veterans of the battlefield as well as those on the home front can now be viewed on your computer. Click HERE to view the acclaimed shows.
LATEST WAR MEMOIR POSTED:
Interview of George Yamamoto, an American Japanese WWII Veteran
By Brookdale Community College Student Kristina Rugnetta
After the Pearl Harbor Navy Fleet was attacked by Japan on December 7, 1941, Japanese Americans were stripped of their citizenship and many were forced to enter internment camps. Government officials questioned their loyalty and felt they were protecting America by isolating the Japanese Americans during WWII. Japanese Americans were born and raised in the American culture, spoke English as their first language and went to school like every American child. Many people do not know the compelling story of the Japanese Americans in the wake of WWII. Click HERE to read the story of George Yamamoto, a Japanese American hero. He was interviewed at Le Magic Pan Restaurant in Hilo, HI starting at 9AM on 3/18/13. The interview lasted 1 hour. At that time, George was 90 yrs. old.
- CENTER WAR MEMOIRS ON FILE: Over the years, veterans or families of veterans, have contributed to the Center war memoirs pertaining to World War II or the Korean War. Several have been posted as part of the War Memoirs Project, however many have not been and are available for review at the Narozanick World War II Resource Center. A list of the Center’s war memoirs holdings can be accessed by clicking here. The list was composed by volunteer staff member and Rider University student Jonathan Lewis during the summer of 2012. Click here for more information.
- NATIONAL PARK SERVICE REPORT: Recently completed for the U.S. National Park Service at Sandy Hook is an in depth research report on the development of radar at Fort Hancock between 1933 to 1942. Authored by Georgian Court University student Michael Eberhardt interning at the Narozanick Center as part of the Rutgers University History Department Internship program, Mike worked diligently with Sandy Hook Park historian Tom Hoffman, Fort Monmouth Museum authorities, and associates in Honolulu, Hawaii, to complete an informative account of radar development at Fort Hancock that sheds light on an important scientific event that helped the U.S. win World War II. Click here to read this original research accompanied by captioned photos, many being published for the first time.