Kristallnacht Lecture ... A Success

Myron and Margaret Winegarden Visiting Professor Kenneth Waltzer presented a public lecture co-hosted by the University of Michigan-Flint and the Flint Jewish Federation on Thursday evening, November 10.  Approximately 100 attendees heard Dr. Waltzer briefly commemorate Kristallnacht by speaking of the experiences of Jews who were brought to Buchenwald in 1938-1939 and then tell the story of the rescue of children and youths, mainly Jews, who were brought to Buchenwald in 1944-1945.

The lecture was in the KIVA of the University Center and was followed by a reception including hors d’oeuvres where guests had the opportunity to meet and talk with Dr. Waltzer.  His lecture was stellar and intriguing as he described everyday life as it was for the children of Buchenwald, a Nazi concentration camp near Weimar, and the protection and rescue that took place inside the camp.