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July 2020

Teacher Training: Teaching Partisan Resistance

Thursday, July 16 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn to engage and inspire students by teaching about the 30,000 Jews who fought back against the Nazis and their collaborators as Jewish partisans. During this unit, Teaching with the Motion Picture Defiance, teachers will learn to use the film Defiance starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber, to explore History, Leadership, Ethics, and Values.

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Holocaust Center’s Conversations Series: Marcel L. Walker

Monday, July 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Our ongoing “Conversations” series features community members having a dialogue with Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh director Dr. Lauren Apter Bairnsfather. This summer’s conversations will center around the theme of “The Power of the Individual”. About Marcel Walker: Marcel Lamont (M.L.) Walker is an award-winning graphic-prose creator and expert in social applications for comic-book art. In 2017, he was voted Best Local Cartoonist by readers of The Pittsburgh City Paper in their annual Best of Pittsburgh poll. In 2018, he was awarded…

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Holocaust Center Teacher Training: Using Survivor Testimony

Friday, July 24 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In the early 1990s, renowned Holocaust testimony expert Lawrence Langer conducted over 80 hours of interviews with Holocaust survivors residing in Brookline, MA. For over 20 years, they sat in a metal closet, waiting to be edited and produced into something usable for education purposes. Finally, in 2016, experienced producer R. Harvey Bravman was tasked with digitizing and directing a feature length film out of the tapes. He painstakingly worked through the testimony to produce a film, Soul Witness, that…

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Holocaust Center Teacher Training: Creating an Emotionally Honest Classroom

Monday, July 27 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2018 Holocaust Educator of the Year Nick Haberman will lead this training around creating an emotionally honest classroom. Educators will discuss best practices for developing a safe space to talk about Holocaust history and the connections to the difficult and necessary topics that 2020 has introduced into the conversation. Teachers will brainstorm ways to use this space to cultivate leadership opportunities for students, and Nick will introduce examples of his own from his work leading the Light Education Initiative. Part…

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Holocaust Center’s Generations Speaker Series: Chana Brody

Thursday, July 30 @ 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Born in the Czech Republic, Chana and her parents, Ann & William Jakubovic, immigrated to the United States in 1969. The shadow of the Holocaust was ever-present in their household, even when it was not discussed. Chana feels that there is no better way to honor her parents’ memory than to tell their story.

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August 2020

Holocaust Center Generations Speaker Series: Oscar Singer & Lee Fischbach

Thursday, August 6 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Generations Speakers Series continues online, featuring Auschwitz survivor and current Pittsburgh resident Oscar Singer, telling his story of survival alongside his daughter, Lee Fischbach

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Holocaust Center Generations Speaker Series: Linda Hurwitz

Thursday, August 13 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Generations Speakers Series continues with former Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Director Linda Hurwitz telling her parents' story of survival.

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Holocaust Center Conversations Series: Betty Cruz

Monday, August 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Our ongoing “Conversations” series features community members having a dialogue with Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh director Dr. Lauren Apter Bairnsfather. This summer’s conversations will center around the theme of “The Power of the Individual”. For this Conversation, Lauren will discuss various topics with Betty Cruz, the CEO and President of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

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September 2020

Holocaust Center Program on “Soul Witness” with Filmmaker Harvey Bravman

Wednesday, September 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In the early 1990s, renowned Holocaust testimony expert Lawrence Langer conducted over 80 hours of interviews with Holocaust survivors residing in Brookline, Masachusetts. For over 20 years, they sat in a metal closet, waiting to be edited and produced into something usable for education purposes. Finally, in 2016, experienced producer R. Harvey Bravman was tasked with digitizing and directing a feature length film out of the tapes. He painstakingly worked through the testimony to produce a film, Soul Witness, that eloquently…

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October 2020

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh 40th Anniversary Brunch

Sunday, October 25 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Brunch to mark the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. More details to follow!

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November 2020

Kristallnacht Commemoration Reception & Concert

Tuesday, November 10 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Please join the Holocaust Center for our annual Kristallnacht Commemoration program.

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April 2021

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Annual community-wide Yom HaShoah program, by the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.

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