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We are sorry but all tickets for the Noemi Ban event have been reserved. If enough cancellations are received, we may open registration for reserving a seat for a short time.  We will have a waitlist at the event and if there is seating available, we will allow those on the waitlist to be seated. However, there is no guarantee that seating will be available. Please access our Facebook page for timely updates.


The number of opportunities to listen, in person, to survivors of the Holocaust describe their tragic experiences and inspire us with their wisdom are passing; therefore, it is with honor and respect that the Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education welcomes Mrs. Noémi Ban to Western Washington University’s campus, in Conjunction with Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day (which will occur May 4th-5th this year).

Mrs.  Ban’s story is one of loss, tragedy, resiliency, hope, and inspiration. A survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Mrs. Ban lost her mother, grandmother, and younger sister and brother to the horrors of the death camps, and she later was imprisoned in the slave labor camp at Buchenwald. After the Holocaust, she was witness to the 1956 Soviet repression of the anti-communist uprising in Hungary. Later in life, Mrs. Ban also experienced her husband Earnest’s attenuated struggle with aphasia, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. Her belief that sharing is healing has brought her once more to Western’s campus, where she will speak of her experience. 

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