Author Archives: Ken Waltzer

About Ken Waltzer

Ken Waltzer grew up in New York City and attended Harpur College of the State University of New York and Harvard University as a Graduate Prize Fellow. He has helped build James Madison College, Michigan State University's highly reputed residential college in public affairs and currently serves as director of Jewish Studies at MSU. In 2011-2012, he is the Winegarden Visiting Professor at UM-Flint.

Kinderblock 66 at Jerusalem Film Festival

I am pleased to announce that Kinderblock 66 is currently at the Jerusalem Film Festival  in  and competing in two award categories, a) for the Avner Shalev Director Yad Vashem award for films about the Holocaust and b) the Lia … Continue reading

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All Student Presentations Winter 2012 Have Been Completed Successfully!

Tues., March 20:  4-5:15 350 French Hall Sandy Alberto, “The Role of Music and Musicians in Auschwitz”  [Mark Vukelich] Tues., March 27: 4-5:15 350 French Hall Sheila Jones, “Adolescent Girls in Auschwitz” [Tim Parker] Don Beardslee, “Playing with Fire: The … Continue reading

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Tips for Research Proposal

HIS393-SSC599 Human Experience Beyond Extremity Formal Research Proposals Due Tues., March 6, 2012 Title What Is Your Topic? Why is it Important? What Are Your Key Research Questions? What is Your Method? What is Your Working Bibliography? a. Primary Sources … Continue reading

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Guide to Research Projects

Thinking Ahead About Research Proposal HIS 393/SSC 599 Research Project Spring 2012 Winegarden Visiting Professor Kenneth Waltzer Guidelines and Suggestions for the Research Paper and Proposal For the research paper in HIS 393/SSC 599, each student is asked to develop … Continue reading

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Maintaining The Visage of Humanity

Shamai Davidson (1926, Dublin – 1986, Jerusalem) was an Israeli professor, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, who spent 30 years working with Holocaust survivors, trying to understand the nature of their experience. He was Medical Director of Shalvata Mental Health Centre and … Continue reading

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American Soldiers With Buchenwald Boys

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First Writing Assignment-HIS 393/SSC599

UM FLINT_________________________________________ Winegarden Visiting Professor – HIS 393/SSC 599 First Writing Assignment HIS 393/SSC 599 The Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive is located at UM-Dearborn and has been put together over a generation by Professor Sidney Bolkosky, a national … Continue reading

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Human Experience Beyond Extremity: Holocaust Narratives

I am looking forward to beginning my undergraduate/graduate History/Social Science seminar at the UM Flint titled “Human Behavior Beyond Extremity: Holocaust Narratives” on January 3, 2012. We meet T, Th, 4-5:15 in 110 French Hall. I hope that students will … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht Lecture: “The Rescue of Children and Youths at Buchenwald” Nov. 10, 2011, 7:00 pm

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7:00 pm, University KIVA Harding Mott University Center, 400 Mill Street, Flint, MI The University of Michigan-Flint with the Flint Jewish Federation invite you to the Kristallnacht Lecture by Kenneth Waltzer, the Winegarden Visiting Professor at … Continue reading

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Winegarden Welcome Remarks, Nov. 1, 2011

…I came to Michigan 40 years ago from the East Coast because I believed in the promise of public higher education and particularly in the idea that recognized the power of harnessing community in a residentially-based setting for purposes of … Continue reading

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