This course on WWII is designed for those interested in learning more about the war from a very broad perspective. Causes of WWII: explore the economic and political issues of each of the major countries engaged in the war. The Holocaust: its origins, organization and management within Germany. WWII in Europe: using a timeline as a chart, follow and discuss the major events of the war in Europe from initial fighting in 1939 through wars end in 1945. WWII in the Pacific: using a timeline as a chart, follow and discuss the major events of the war in Asia starting with Japanese invasion of China, continuing through attack on Pearl Harbor and finishing with surrender in 1945. The Home Front (USA): discussion will focus on activities and events, political, economic and social in the US during the war years. 20 Personalities of WWII: this final section will allow the participants to discuss individuals from the war. 4 sessions @ 3.5 hrs each.