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Holocaust freedom fighter Carla Peperzak preaches empathy at Gonzaga hate studies conference

Carla Peperzak spent her late teens and early 20s fighting Nazi Germany’s genocide in Holland. She’s now fighting hate by preaching respect and empathy in classrooms and lecture halls.

Spokane woman to be honored for role in WWII Dutch Resistance

A Spokane great-grandmother will be honored in Olympia next week for her work as a teenage Dutch Resistance operative during World War II. Carla Olman Peperzak, 91, helped hide approximately …

Freedom fighter: Spokane’s Carla Peperzak protected fellow Jews through Dutch Resistance during World War II

Carla Olman Peperzak donned a blue-and-white nurse’s uniform and made her way to Amsterdam’s Central Station. She had received word that an aunt and five cousins would be passing through …