Guest Post By Alexandra Zaremba, Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Intern Hello & welcome to my very first blog post! My name is Alexandra, and I am a soon to be graduate of Duquesne University’s Public History graduate program. I am also currently an intern for the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and wanted to take some … Continue reading Working with Survivor Testimony: Part I
By Jackie Shimshoni Up to this point, when I have written installments in the Holocaust Center blog, I’ve tried to stick to strictly informative pieces about upcoming programming and events. Today, however, I’d like to share something a little more personal that touches on Jewish tradition, a recent piece of Holocaust Center programming, and some … Continue reading L’dor V’dor: Thinking About What We Pass From Generation to Generation
One of the many things we seek to do at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is recognize excellence in Holocaust education in our community and abroad. To that end, we are proud to announce our two awards that are both currently accepting applications: Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh presents … Continue reading Announcing Our Educational Awards
If you have ever wondered why The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh only has open gallery hours three days a week (MWF), it is because Tuesdays and Thursdays are reserved for field trips. Last week was a busy one for us--on Tuesday, we hosted a group of nearly 150 students, and on Thursday, another group of … Continue reading Field Trips at the Holocaust Center
This November is the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht. With the recent events in Charlottesville, it has never been more important to remember the significance of Kristallnacht and prevent a similar turning point of violence and hatred in our society. Kristallnacht refers to violent anti-Jewish pogroms that took place November 9-19, 1938. The word “Kristallnacht” means … Continue reading Commemorating Kristallnacht
Theresienstadt concentration camp, also referred to as Theresienstadt ghetto, was a concentration camp established by the SS during World War II in the city of Terezín, Czechoslovakia. In a propaganda effort designed to fool the western allies, the Nazis publicized Theresienstadt for its rich cultural life. Brundibar, a children’s opera by Hans Krasa, was central … Continue reading Brundibar Revisited
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