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30th Annual Westmoreland County Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service

title: 30th Annual Westmoreland County Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service description: This will be the 30th Annual Westmoreland County Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service. Yolanda Avram Willis, who survived the Holocaust as a hidden child in Greece, will join as as a speaker. In 2017, Yolanda Willis published a book recounting her experience, entitled A Hidden Child […]

SHIM Holocaust Observance

title: SHIM Holocaust Observance description: The 2018 South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) Holocaust Observance, "Miracle of Music: Giving Voice to the Oppressed" will be held on Sunday, April 15 at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 PM. Clergy from Temple Emanuel, Beth El, St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church will participate in the […]

When the Smoke Clears: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Violence

Ervin Staub (Photo courtesy of Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh) title: When the Smoke Clears: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Violence, a talk with Ervin Staub description: In this talk, Dr. Staub will discuss the role of passive bystanders in the evolution of violence and the power of active bystanders; describe his work in Rwanda to […]

ORDINARY MEN and REMEMBERING SURVIVAL

Title: Dr. Christopher Browning Lecture: ORDINARY MEN and REMEMBERING SURVIVAL description: Join Classrooms without Borders for this important lecture by author, educator and world renowned historian, Christopher Browning. Dr. Browning’s research focuses on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. He has written extensively about three issues: Nazi decision- and policy-making in regard to the origins of […]

An Evening with Magda Brown

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 7pm-8:30pm, Chatham University’s Eddy Theater (Eddy Theater, Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15232) Magda Brown is from Miskolc, Hungary. In 1944, when she was 17 years old, she was deported on one of the final transports to Auschwitz-Birkenau with her entire family. Visiting from Chicago, Illinois, on October 28 Magda will share […]

Holocaust Discusion

title: Holocaust Discusion description: Rochelle Dunn is a Social Studies teacher at Plum High School who teaches an elective course on "History of The Holocaust." In July, 2018, she had the opportunity to travel to Poland as a participant in a Holocaust study seminar with Classroom without Borders. The trip took participants from Warsaw to […]

Recovered Memories

Erwin Schwager photo title: Recovered Memories description: Gary and Diane Schwager will present over 50 letters and photos exchanged between their family members desperately trying to leave Germany and their final destinations. Evening includes Havdalah service and candle lighting. Light refreshments will be served. start-date: 2018-11-17 start time: 7:00 p.m.. end date: 2018-11-17 end time: […]

Matthias Hass: Exhibit on The Wannsee Conference and Anti-Semitism

Matthias Hass: Exhibit on The Wannsee Conference and Antisemitism description: The Wannsee Conference and the Persecution and Murder of the European Jews Come to Levy Hall in Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, for this special presentation and exhibit on the Wannsee conference, in which the Nazis worked out the logistics of the Final Solution. […]

“Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín”

“Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium, 403 S. 11th Street, Indiana, Pa. The concert/drama commemorates the Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who performed Verdi's Requiem 16 times, as an act of defiance and resistance to their Nazi captors. Defiant Requiem is […]

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race will be at the Heritage Discovery Center in Johnstown. The exhibition examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder and ultimately, genocide. Admission […]

“Wiesenthal (Nazi Hunter)”

Performances of the play “Wiesenthal (Nazi Hunter)” written by and starring Tom Dugan will be held at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave. Simon Wiesenthal, a Holocaust survivor, was responsible for bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Tree of Life. Visit trustarts.org or contact […]

An Evening of Holocaust Education and Remembrance

An Evening of Holocaust Education and Remembrance description: In commemoration of the Tree of Life Synagogue, Shaler Area High School students are hosting an evening of Holocaust remembrance and education. In the library and LIGHT Center (Center for Leadership through Innovation in Genocide and Human rights Teaching), survivor Shulamit Bastacky, students, and leaders from the […]

40th Annual Holocaust Observance

title: 40th Annual Holocaust Observance description: Join our South Hills faith community at Christ United Methodist for a service to remember victims of the Holocaust, pray and reflect. The theme of this year’s service is #BeProudOfYourName and will feature a collection of readings from the book “Remember for Life: Holocaust Survivor’s Stories of Faith and […]

Zikaron BaSalon: Young Adult Holocaust Remembrance Day Program Zikaron BaSalon invites you to commemorate the Holocaust in a personal way, among friends, family and guests, in an intimate atmosphere. Please join our young adult community as we spend the evening listening to the personal story of a holocaust survivor and commemorate Yom HaShoah together. Register […]

Zikaron BaSalon: Young Adult Holocaust Remembrance Day Program

May 1, 7:30-9 p.m. – Zikaron BaSalon: Young Adult Holocaust Remembrance Day Program Zikaron BaSalon invites you to commemorate the Holocaust in a personal way, among friends, family and guests, in an intimate atmosphere. Please join our young adult community as we spend the evening listening to the personal story of a holocaust survivor and […]