KVK was my professor at Smith in the late 70s. I graduated in 1981. Wonderful teacher and a kind man. And my father (who also passed away in 2012) loved meeting him - they talked skiing and Nazi Germany with equal fervour. I have seen KVK over the years on campus since and he always had a smile and was interested in my life. he had an amazing and influential life for many of us, including myself and I am grateful. I send my condolences on passing. Best wishes, Kate Bulkley Smith class of 81 and a Modern European History major.