Special lecture at university on April 11

    POCATELLO — On  April  11, the Idaho State University department of history will host a “Days of Remembrance” ceremony commemorating victims of the Holocaust.

    The public gathering will coincide with the “National Days of Remembrance” coordinated by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, and is the first of what organizers hope to be an annual event.

    The museum has designated “Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs” as the theme for this year. The inaugural Holocaust memorial lecture and survivor testimony will take place at 6 p.m. in the Idaho State University Rendezvous Complex, Planetarium Room 203.

    The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

    The event at ISU has been organized by Dr. Justin Dolan Stover, a lecturer in the ISU history department and Tyffnee Stewart, an undergraduate student majoring in history.

    “This gathering will not only complement the broader national observance, but will help expose our community to living history,” Stover said.

    Stover and Stewart, with the help of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center, have invited to Holocaust survivors to address ISU’s memorial event.

    Stover noted the purpose of the upcoming ceremony is “to provide an interactive public platform upon which Second World War veterans and Holocaust survivors can share their experiences, and to digitally preserve testimony from these individuals for future generations of students and scholars.”

    The organizers also wish to thank the event’s sponsors — the Idaho Humanities Council and ISU Office of Sponsored Programs for their generous support.