The Center is dedicated to fostering the study of the many aspects – military, historical, political, social, economic, cultural – of the World War II era, and including the post-war era leading up to the Korean War.
We examine the political and military leaders who waged the war, provided its leadership, and made the peace; we also study those who served on the battlefields and the American home front.
Our mission is to educate students, residents, and friends about war’s impact on world history, and in doing so, help future generations avoid armed conflict as a means of solving problems. The goal of the Center is to use the lessons learned from World War II to prevent the recurrence of global armed conflict in a world of sovereign states with increasingly divergent interests and desires.
The Center is a resource open to all. Our hours are:
Monday: 9 am–7 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am–1:30 pm; 4:30–6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am–1:30 pm
Thursday: 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday: 12–5 pm
Check the options below for some of our current projects and services.
Check here for listings of upcoming events sponsored or supported by the WW II Center.
Our Resource Center is named for former Freeholder Theodore J. Narozanick, veteran of the Battle of the Bulge and Bronze Star recipient.
Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a private collection donated to Brookdale, are adjacent to the Bankier Library.
Now available online: the many War diaries, letters, printed presentations, and personal stories that have been bequeathed to the Center.