Central Pennsylvania WWII Roundtable

Upcoming Speakers
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Upcoming Speaker—February 2, 2023
Dr. Michael Birkner: Dr. Birkner, a History Professor at Gettysburg College and nationally recognized author, will be speaking about his book, Democracy’s Shield: Voices of WWII. In his book Birkner brings context to nearly 250 oral histories of WWII veterans housed in Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library. These accounts, as organized and illuminated by Birkner, cover a variety of topics, and give us an inside look into the thoughts and emotions of the men and women who lived it. This promises to be a fascinating and informative evening. As always, our presentation can be enjoyed online or in person at our usual meeting place, Grace United Methodist Church, in Hummelstown.

For a live streaming of the presentation, go to our WWII Roundtable YouTube channel below. We are also proud to be able to enhance your access to our past speaker’s talks through the same YouTube account. 
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As always our meetings are open to all free of charge. Except for a small amount to cover expenses, the funds raised through book sales, and the free-will offering taken at the end of our in-person meetings, are donated to charities selected by the Board of Directors. Check out the various organizations that we, and you, have supported by viewing the “Charitable Contributions” page on this website.

If you have any questions or comments,
or know of any possible WWII speakers,
please contact Roundtable President Dr. Christopher Huffman.

Phone: (717) 798-2200
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