“Forgiving Dr. Mengele” – From a Survivor

What images come to mind when you think about the Holocaust?  Ghettos, starving children, scenes from “Schindler’s List”?  Would any of those images include victims forgiving the Nazis?  Eva Kor has done just that.  The documentary, “Forgiving Dr. Mengele” discusses her journey to forgiveness. As a victim of Auschwitz and Dr. Josef Mengele’s twin experiments, … Read more

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Dr. Geelhoed Speaks to the History Club

Take and moment and think about a topic that brings out your inner passion.  It is something that drives you and makes you want to share your knowledge with others.  When the subject comes up in conversation, your enthusiasm helps drive the entire discussion.  Maybe you haven’t found a topic like this in your life yet, but … Read more

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The Importance of both STEM and History

Dr. Richard Burkhardt and his wife Dorothy have been important influences at Ball Stateover the many years they spent at the university.  Their son, Dr. Richard Burkhardt Jr., has also built strong relationships at Ball State due to his parents’ legacy, and like his father, Dr. Burkhardt Jr. studied history and eventually earned his PhD … Read more

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Why is there a Burkhardt Lecture? Why is it about French History? and Who was Richard W. Burkhardt anyway?

  *** UPDATE: Dr. Richard W. Burkhardt passed away on March 4, 2014, the day after this blog post was published.  Rather than amend it, it was decided to leave it as is.  To read more about Dr. Burkhardt’s final arrangements visit: A Living Legend no More. *** There are many buildings on campus named after … Read more

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