Noémi Ban Speaks in Helena

Noémi Ban told the story before a standing-room-only crowd filling every facet of the spacious lower-level commons of the Carroll College Campus Center on a snowy Monday night. It began with her recollection of Hitler’s rise to power and the German occupation of Hungary, her home country, in 1944. She remembered her embarrassment when she was forced to wear a yellow Star of David on her clothes any time she went out. She recalled the way her mother cried as her father said goodbye, forced to leave to a labor camp. The two would never see each other again.

Read more about in the Independent Record and view photos of Mrs. Ban’s visit.