MSU program: Doing Genealogy in the Nazi Camp Records

Ken Waltzer, Professor of History & Director of Jewish Studies at Michigan State University will present a hands-on session: “Doing Genealogy, Doing History in the Nazi Camp Records,” Sunday, Jan. 22, at  5:30 p.m. at the MSU Main Library, West Circle Drive, in the Beaumont Instruction Room (across from the Circulation Desk, 1st Floor). Seats are limited. An RSVP is required.  Please email:

Computers are available in the room, however, if you have a laptop computer with wireless service, please bring it. A light dinner will be provided.

In hands-on fashion, we will explore ways of doing genealogy and doing history in the Shoah names databases sustained by Yad Vashem and by Jewish Gen.  We will explore the Shoah Digital Lists Database available on line at Yad Vashem, and we will explore the digitized materials available from the newly opened (2007) Red Cross International Tracing Service Archives at Bad Arolsen, Germany, available at the USHMM.

This program is made possible by the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project, directed by the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS).  Support for the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project is generously provided by Legacy Heritage Fund Limited.

Generous Co-sponsors include the Greater Lansing Welfare Jewish Federation, Lansing Chapter of Hadassah, MSU Hillel, MSU History Department, MSU English Department, MSU Library, MSU Program for Peace and Justice Studies and the Center for Gender in a Global Context.

For additional information, please contact the Jewish Studies Program office, 517-432-3493.

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