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Otto Feinstein
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Birth: 1930, Austria
Death: Dec. 30, 2003
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Professor and Political Activist. At 8 years of age, Otto and his family fled Nazi-occupied Austria, eventually arriving in New York City as refugees. Graduating high school at the top of his class, he earned his BA in political science at the University of Chicago in 1950. He then continued his studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, earning an MA. While still there studying for his doctorate, he was drafted by the U.S. Army, serving during the final months of the Korean War. He then completed his doctorate degree and, in 1960, joined the faculty at Wayne State University where he served for 43 years. He developed several programs including the Center for Peace and Conflict; the Center for Chicano Boricua Studies; the College of LifeLong Learning; and the To Educate the People Consortium (Distance Learning Television Program). He created and was the director of the Communication/Information System for the Unemployed, when thousands of displaced autoworkers needed retraining in the 1980s. He was an education director at WTVS Detroit (Channel 56) for several projects. Active in politics, he was Michigan chairman for Eugene McCarthy's 1968 presidential campaign. Always working to get young people involved in politics, he was recognized in 2003 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for his Youth Urban Agenda/Civic Literacy Project. In 1986, other honors include a citation from the Chief Justice of the United States for employment projects for ex-offenders, and a Pioneer in TV Broadcasting award from the Michigan Public Broadcasters Association. He was the father of Sarah and Tamara. Cause of death: Cancer. 
Specifically: Middlesex County, New Jersey
Created by: Always with Love
Record added: Jan 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8304030
Otto Feinstein
Added by: Always with Love
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Rest in peace, Mr. Feinstein.
- elvie
 Added: Jan. 22, 2004

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