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waltzer1.jpgFrom MSU Today on Impact Radio: MSU faculty member Kenneth Waltzer, who directs Jewish Studies at Michigan State, has been selected by the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to participate in an international research workshop of scholars that will be the first to work in the newly opened Red Cross-International Tracing Service (ITS) Archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany in June 2008.

Sixteen scholars from North America, Europe, and Israel will explore the materials consisting of concentration camp, deportation, transport, and ghetto records, forced and slave labor records, postwar displaced persons and migration records, and ITS institutional records to identify particularly rich new opportunities for research and will produce a report and recommendations to be published by CAHS.

Waltzer talks about what he expects to find in the collection and what the scholarly impact of the material might be. He discusses his research into child survivors of the Nazi concentration camps. And he offers his analysis on why the Holocaust continues to be in the news almost daily.

Hosted by Russ White.

Hear the Conversation 31:54 – 18.3 mb mp3

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