PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: March 24, 2005
Scholars to discuss Holocaust and Armenian genocide
DEARBORN---Simon Payaslian, who holds the Kaloosdian/Mugar chair of
Armenian Genocide Studies and Modern Armenian History at Clark University,
and history Prof. Kenneth Waltzer, director of Jewish Studies at Michigan
State University, will speak at the annual Holocaust and Armenian Genocide
Commemoration at 10 a.m. Friday, April 8 in Kochoff Hall inside the University
Center on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus.
Payaslian will speak at 10:30 a.m. on "U.S. Policy toward the Armenian
Genocide." Waltzer will give a presentation on "American Responses
to the Holocaust: Liberation and After" at 1:30 p.m.
Seating is limited for the event, which is sponsored by UM-Dearborn's
Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive, the Armenian Research
Center and the Mardigian Library, as well as the Cohn-Haddow Center for
Judaic Studies and Judaica Resource Center at Wayne State University.
A buffet lunch will be provided. Those wishing to attend should RSVP
to (313) 593-5236 or (313) 593-5445 by Friday, April 1.
Payaslian has written numerous books, including The Armenian Genocide:
1915-1932: A Handbook for Teachers and Students. He also has written many
articles on U.S. foreign policy, international human rights, the United
Nations and developing nations and the Kurdish question. Payaslian earned
doctoral degrees in political science at Wayne State University and in
Armenian history at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Waltzer received a Kussy Fellowship for the Study of the Holocaust in
2003-2004. He has presented numerous papers on the Holocaust, including
"The Rescue of Children at Buchenwald: Behavior in a Grey Area"
and "Michigan Jewry's Responses to Nazism, War and Holocaust."
A graduate of Harvard University, Waltzer is working on a number of books
concerning the Holocaust.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers views.