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Band director revives music from Holocaust
October 24, 2016

By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

troy-bennefieldPULLMAN, Wash. – Spirited music by a young Jewish composer who died at Auschwitz in 1944 was performed this year for the first time thanks to the research and efforts of Troy Bennefield, Washington State University assistant professor of music and director of the WSU Cougar Marching Band.

Holocaust museum representatives train future teachers
January 29, 2014

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

Bettis-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Two representatives from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will train education students to teach about genocide on March 8 at Washington State University.

‘Week of Remembrance’ focuses on rescuers
February 20, 2008

PULLMAN – The 2008 Week of Remembrance at WSU March 2-5 will examine the motivations and character of those who risk life and limb to save others in peril, focusing on those who experienced the Holocaust of World War II.

The four-day program, “Rescue and Rescuers in the Holocaust,” will feature films, discussions, presentations by a scholar and a survivor, and a musical performance by WSU faculty member Sheila Converse.

Co-directors of this year’s event are Rachel Halverson, associate professor of German, and Ray Sun, professor and co-chair, Dept. of History. Both teach in the WSU Honors College.

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Week of Remembrance slated for March 2-7
February 13, 2007

(Photo: Emaciated Jewish survivors, who had been confined to the infirmary barracks at Ebensee, are gathered outside on the day after liberation. The survivor at center-left holding his metal name tag is Joachim Friedner, a twenty-one year-old Polish Jew from Krakow. — May 7, 1945)Washington State University will welcome John K. Roth, founding director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, and the Edward J. Sexton Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Claremont McKenna College, as the keynote speaker at the fourth annual “Week of Remembrance” March 2-7 on the Pullman campus.The Week of Remembrance focuses on topics related to … » More …

Faculty member participates in Holocaust Museum Seminar
June 30, 2005

PULLMAN — C. Richard King, an associate professor in Washington State University’s Department of Comparative Ethics Studies, was one of 19 scholars who participated this month in the 2005 Silberman Seminar for University Faculty, sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C.The 2005 Silberman Seminar was designed for university faculty members teaching or preparing to teach Holocaust-related courses in the social sciences. It was the seventh in a series of annual summer seminars that focuses on strengthening Holocaust teaching at the college and university level.Participants in the two-week seminar benefited from intensive sessions with leading scholars in the field … » More …

WSU to commemorate liberation of Nazi camps
March 3, 2005

Washington State University has planned “A Week of Remembrance” March 7-10 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death and concentration camps in Europe following World War II.”We hope to enable WSU students and members of the campus and town communities to explore the experience, moral dilemmas and legacies of the camps and their liberation from a variety of perspectives: historical, philosophical and through the medium of popular culture and film,” say Raymond Sun, a faculty member in WSU’s history department.”A Week of Remembrance: Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Concentration Camps” will begin March 7 with a … » More …