Western Washington University will host award-winning teacher and Holocaust survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp Noémi Ban from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in Arntzen Hall 100.
The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and pre-registration is required.
Ban’s story is one of loss, tragedy, resiliency, hope, and inspiration. Ban lost her mother, grandmother, and younger sister and brother to the horrors of the death camps, and worked at the slave labor camp at Buchenwald. After the Holocaust, she was witness to the 1956 Soviet repression of the anti-communist uprising in Hungary.
She is the author of the book “Sharing is Healing,” and her experiences are documented in the 2007 film “My Name is Noémi.” Ban has received Honorary Doctorates from Western and Gonzaga University and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2010 Daughters of the American Revolution Americanism Award.
Ban will be available for a question-and-answer session and book signing at the end of the event.
For more information on Ban’s lecture, contact the Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education at Western Washington University at (360) 650-3827 or CEED@wwu.edu.