The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to present the latest installment in the Generations Speaker Series: Alison Brown Karabin. Alison will share the story of her grandmother, Elizabeth Brown (z”l), a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who endured Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Volary death march. About Alison: Alison Karabin was born Alison Serena Brown to Peter and Stephanie…

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Irrepressible Woman

In commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is partnering with Film Pittsburgh to offer this program. Join us as we come together for a program about the French film “An Irrepressible Woman”, and the larger themes of the Holocaust in France. Speakers will include: Kathryn Spitz Cohan, who will…

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Dr. Steven Fenves was 9 years old in 1941 when the Nazis invaded his home country of Yugoslavia. For the next 3 years, his family home was overtaken by Hungarian soldiers; at 12 years old, he was forced into a ghetto, and then survived Auschwitz, a death march, and Buchenwald before he was liberated. He…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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She was born in Bruchsal, Germany. He was born in Vienna, Austria. As hidden children, their paths crossed briefly in a French orphanage. This is just a part of their story, separately and together: surviving the Holocaust, fighting Nazis in the French Resistance, and making a new life in America. This is the true story…

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Never Again

We regret to inform you that, due to health concerns about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, we have canceled this event. Although every organization will make its own decisions about the safety of upcoming events, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is acting with an abundance of caution in cancelling, postponing, or adapting all of…

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