Wednesday, September 29, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
WWII: Up Close and Personal

Wednesdays, Sept. 1 - Nov. 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Meets at the Senior Center (Room 302) Register online or call 319-356-5220

Facilitator: Beth Stence

The story of WWII is often told as a series of great campaigns by famous generals, dramatic turning points, and cataclysmic combat. But what about the millions of ordinary people, the citizens and soldiers whose names most of us don’t know but whose impact rippled through every aspect of the war? In this video lecture series, Dr. Keith Huxen, a historian and project director at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, takes you into the story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, bringing history to life through the flesh and blood of battles, the diplomatic skirmishes, or beleaguered civilians eking out their next meal while avoiding the dangers all around them.

Each class we will watch two lectures and have time to discuss and share. Membership required.

Location

The Center
28 S. Linn Street
Iowa City, IA

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