WSU Vancouver invites community to remember

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:12am -- Anonymous

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Anneke Bloomfield, a Holocaust survivor, will share her story as part of a Holocaust Remembrance Day event at Washington State University Vancouver from 3 – 6 p.m. April 8 in the Dengerink Administration building, room 129. This event is free and open to the public.

Bloomfield was 5 years old when World War II began. Her mother, father, three brothers and a sister split up during the war for safety reasons. She will share her story of hiding and surviving until the war’s end.

Grisha Alpernas, IT director and member of the Diversity Council, is organizing the Holocaust Remembrance Day event for the campus and community. In addition to the speaker, Alpernas will share videos provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and some personal connections to the Holocaust.

The United States Congress established Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. National Days of Remembrance are April 7 – 14 this year and Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 8. The 2013 Days of Remembrance will examine events of 1938 and the impact they had on individuals targeted by Nazi persecution. Reflecting on these events 75 years later challenges us to consider our own response to warning signs of genocide today.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available at parking meters or in the Blue Daily Pay lot for $3.

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Grisha Alpernas, Event Organizer, 360-546-9172,

Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601,

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