Band director revives music from Holocaust

By J. Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, 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 […]

‘Week of Remembrance’ focuses on rescuers

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 […]

Week of Remembrance slated for March 2-7

(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 […]

Faculty member participates in Holocaust Museum Seminar

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 […]

WSU to commemorate liberation of Nazi camps

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 […]