Holocaust

Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tango

Sunday, May 5 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

This concert is presented by Rodef Shalom Congregation in partnership with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and Classrooms without Borders. Reservations required:   Free for members of Rodef Shalom Congregation and Temple Sinai $18 for the public Silent Tears, The Last Yiddish Tango is based on poems, testimonies, and writings of women who survived the Holocaust. […]

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Generations Speaker Presentation by Clare Drobot

Tuesday, June 18 @ 6:00 PM EDT
Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Hall
5798 Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232 United States

Join us as we welcome Clare Drobot for her first public talk with the Holocaust Center! Clare will share the story of her grandmother, a survivor from Poland, and how her experiences shaped her family.

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Generations Speaker Presentation by Dr. Melissa Marks

Thursday, July 18 @ 6:00 PM EDT
Chatham University
Welker Room, Laughlin Music Hall, 0 Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

We are excited to host Dr. Melissa Marks’s presentation for the first time!  Bio: Dr. Melissa Marks is the daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Her desire to understand the history and psychology of the Holocaust led her to become a social studies teacher, a career she loved for a decade. Currently, she is in her 21st year as a […]

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Whistleblowers Who Exposed the Holocaust

Monday, April 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Zoom

Join the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh for a VIRTUAL lunch & learn with Historian Dr. Rafael Medoff and whistleblower attorney Mark Zaid as they discuss the new nonfiction graphic novel Whistleblowers: Four Who Fought to Expose the Holocaust (written by Medoff; drawn by Dean Motter; foreword by Zaid). A Zoom link will be provided closer to the […]

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Passages to Safety: Untold Stories of Jewish Refugees in Latin America

Tuesday, March 12 @ 6:00 PM EDT
Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Hall
5798 Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15232 United States

While Latin America only permitted about 84,000 Jewish refugees during the Holocaust, pockets of hope emerged. Tens of thousands of Spanish and Jewish refugees escaped Nazi-occupied Europe with the help of diplomats like Gilberto Bosques Saldívar of México. Jews were also offered crucial passage away from Nazi persecution by governments in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, […]

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Yom HaShoah Commemoration

2024 Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Monday, May 6 @ 7:00 PM EDT
Campbell Memorial Chapel
Chapel Hill Road
Pittsburgh, 15232 United States

Annual program commemorating the victims of the Shoah, and honoring survivors and their families, with readings, music, and candle lightings. This program will be in-person, as well as live-streamed. RSVP for in-person attendance here. RSVP for virtual attendance here. A link to the livestream will be provided to registrants closer to the event. A recording of the program in its entirety […]

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Irena’s Vow Film Screening

Sunday, December 10, 2023 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
McConomy Auditorium, CMU Campus
Jared L. Cohon University Center, 5032 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

Classrooms Without Borders presents the Pittsburgh-area premiere of the feature film Irena’s Vow, based on the true story of Polish nurse Irena Gut Opdyke whose courage helped save Jewish lives in Nazi-occupied Poland. The event is in partnership with the Collaboratory Against Hate, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, and CMU’s International Film Festival. The screening […]

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Author Talk with Lee Kikel

Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Cooper-Siegel Community Library
403 Fox Chapel Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 United States

Join local author, Lee Kikel as she discusses her newest book, Perseverance: One Holocaust Survivor’s Journey from Poland to America. Perseverance is not only a story of survival but of the perseverance of the human spirit.  It is a story about life of Melvin Goldman. A Jewish Polish Immigrant and Holocaust survivor who found his way to Pittsburgh and […]

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Kristallnacht Commemoration

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh’s annual Kristallnacht program

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Kristallnacht Commemoration

Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh’s annual Kristallnacht program; details TBD

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