Thursday, June 20, 2024

Task force to host luncheon honoring Anne Frank

| May 22, 2024 1:00 AM

COEUR d'ALENE — The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations will host a luncheon honoring Anne Frank on what would have been her 95th birthday on June 12 at the Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn.

The luncheon will feature speakers Mary Noble, M.D., and Hershel Zellman, M.D., of Spokane. Both are members of Temple Beth Shalom and founders of the annual remembrance of the Holocaust at Temple Beth Shalom. 

Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, and died in February 1945. She received her diary at age 13 with her last entry on Aug. 1, 1944. The diary has been translated into at least 70 languages. 

“Where there’s hope, there’s life, it fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again," Frank wrote.

Luncheon attendees can meet Carla Peperzak, a Holocaust survivor who celebrated her 100th birthday last year. Her book, “Keys of My Life: A Memoir by Carla Olman Peperzak,” was published by Kendal Hunt Publishers. A 90-minute documentary of her life, “Carla: The Rescuer-Screener-Watermarked,” is being produced by Gonzaga University professor Kristine Hoover.

Tickets for the buffet lunch scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. are $25. Checks can be sent to KCTFHR, P.O. Box 2725, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816. Payments are due by June 7. Tickets will not be sold at the door.