Walter E. Buszin

BUSZIN, Walter Edwin. b. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4 December 1899; d. Omaha, Nebraska, 2 July 1973. Walter Buszin was born to Paul Theodore Buszin (1873-1944), a Lutheran school teacher and musician, and Lydia Buszin (née Lang, 1876-1953). He was baptized at St Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His paternal grandfather, Theodor Ludwig Buszin (1834 or 1830-1892), was born into a Jewish family in Germany. His name may have been Ludwig Levin, though that is not certain. He changed it as a young man when he became a Christian. ‘Buße’ in German means ‘repentance’. He chose ‘Buszin’ to suggest a ‘man of repentance’.            Walter Buszin was editor of Response: In...

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