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Operation Barbarossa: The Invasion of Russia

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Edith Wheeler Memorial Library – ONLINE

United States in WWII: Perspectives on History with a Modern-Day Context: Operation Barbarossa: The Invasion of Russia

As the Blitzkrieg raged in France, Hitler was already planning to fulfill his promise laid out in Mein Kampf, the forceful conquest of new living space for Germany in the East. On June 22, 1941, betraying a non-aggression pact with Stalin, the Germans attacked Russia with 3 million soldiers, 3,350 tanks, and 2,000 aircraft.

Presented by Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA. Art Gottlieb is a local historian on subjects of political and military history. He was formerly a professional curator of naval history and the Technical Director of Exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City. In these roles, Mr. Gottlieb worked regularly with veterans of all services towards the creation of exhibits accurately illustrating the history of 20th-century warfare. Mr. Gottlieb maintains a private practice as a Counselor and Certified Senior Advisor in Norwalk, CT, and offers Pro Bono counseling services to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Gottlieb served as an Auxiliary Officer of the United States Coast Guard for 17 years and for 4 years was Commander of Flotilla 7-2, 1st District (Southern Region), Sector Long Island Sound North. Registration is required for each program to receive the Zoom link.

Join us for the fourth in an 8-session series, sponsored by a grant from CT Humanities and co-sponsored by the Monroe Historical Society.

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