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Ken Waltzer and Film Screening: Kinderblock 66
May 22, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | College 8, Room 240
Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald. Kinderblock 66 is the story of four men who, as young boys, were imprisoned by the Nazis in the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp and who, sixty-five years later, return to commemorate the sixty-fifth anniversary of their liberation. The film tells the story of the effort undertaken by the camp’s Communist-led underground to protect ad save Jewish children who were arriving in Buchenwald toward the end of the Holocaust. Kinderblock 66 also tells the story of Antonin Kalina, the head of the block who was personally responsible for saving 904 boys in Buchenwald.
The Film Screening of Kinderblock 66 will be shown at UCSC on May 22 @ 6pm in College 8, Room 240.
Professor Kenneth Waltzer is currently director of the Jewish studies program at Michigan State University. His interests cover American social and political history, including urban, labor, and minority history, immigration and social relations in the United States and elsewhere, and modern Jewish history, including the study of anti-Semitism and of the Holocaust. His major current project is a book on The Rescue of Children and Youths at Buchenwald. His research on the Buchenwald concentration camp has focused on the rescue of children and youths inside the camp and has included some notable findings.
Seminar with Ken Waltzer held earlier in the day: A Holocaust Micro-History
May 22 @ 12pm in Humanities 1, Room 210.
These events are free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: UCSC Center for Jewish Studies and Neufeld-Levin Endowed Chair in Holocaust Studies.