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Beloved Oakville Elementary teacher had a secret: She had survived the Holocaust

“She was a very popular and beloved teacher at Oakville Elementary,” former student Paul Robnett told the Mehlville board June 12, 2014, asking them to honor the former teacher in some way. She was his teacher in the 1979-1980 school year.

Among her students at Oakville was former Board…

Holocaust survivor, educator dies at 96

She’s been called a teacher, an icon and a survivor; 96-year-old Noémi Ban survived the Holocaust and eventually settled in the North Sound with her family.

After decades of sharing her story of survival…

Hundreds mourn passing of Holocaust survivor Noemi Ban

Nearly 400 people gathered Tuesday at Congregation Beth Israel to honor the memory of Noémi Ban, a Holocaust survivor who lived…

Holocaust survivor Noémi Ban, community educator and outspoken fixture on Western’s campus for years, dies at age 96 2019-06-10
Holocaust survivor Noémi Ban dies at 96

Noémi Ban, the Bellingham survivor of the Holocaust who won awards, respect, and love for her effort to educate people, especially children, about that hateful era, died Friday, June 7, according to the website for the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of…

WWU to Host ‘A Path Toward Social Justice in Physics Teaching’ April 11 2019-04-08
WWU to host Anne Cubilié for ‘Impossibility of Witness’ March 7 2019-02-06
Hello, Dear Enemy! Picture books for peace

Although the powers that be at Western Washington University are thrilled that the printed posters comprising the “Hello, Dear Enemy! Picture Books for Peace and Humanity” exhibit will be on display at three of the school’s library galleries from Jan. 23 through March 22, they admit to being…

WWU’s Ray Wolpow Institute to Host ‘Teaching the Holocaust 101’ Oct. 18 2018-09-25
Western's Sandra Alfers honored with statewide faculty citizenship award 2018-06-12
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