As the last part of our three-part catching up series, today’s post will give more information about our busy upcoming month! For full details, pricing, and registration, visit http://hcofpgh.org/events/
Walk to Remember: In less than two weeks, we will be co-sponsoring the second annual WALK TO REMEMBER along with Community Day School. This walk was established to raise funds for local Holocaust education, allow local community members to meet with Holocaust survivors, and to honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. This event will feature light refreshments, tours of Community Day School’s Keeping Tabs Sculpture, and activities for children. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Monsieur Mayonnaise at the Jewish Film Festival: As part of the Jewish Film Festival, the Holocaust Center is sponsoring the Pittsburgh Premiere of the documentary Monsieur Mayonnaise. The documentary tells a painful story of the Holocaust that integrates a deep love of food and art. This film won the audience award at the Australia Jewish Film Festival. The filmmaker, Phillipe Mora, will be at the event and will host a Q+A after the film.
Book Talk and Signing: Wordwings by Sydelle Pearl: The Holocaust Center is starting a book club! Sydelle Pearl’s Wordwings is the first book to be featured. The novel is the fictional diary of a twelve-year-old girl in the Warsaw Ghetto, and Sydelle will discuss the intensive research process that went in to writing the book.
Diary of Anne Frank at Prime Stage Theatre: Prime Stage Theatre is producing the classic play The Diary of Anne Frank. The Holocaust Center is a promotional partner for this event, and will have information present at all performances. At select shows, Holocaust survivors and/or their family members will be on-site to discuss their experiences with attendees.
Generations Speaker Series: Paul and James Guggenheimer: In the third installment in our ongoing Generations Speaker series, local actor and radio personality Paul Guggenheimer speaking alongside his father, Dr. James Guggenheimer. Dr. Guggenheimer, a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine, will speak about his experience as a child refugee.
Elizabeth Rosner at Pittsburgh Art and Lectures: The Holocaust Center is a presenting partner of this installment of the Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures series. Author Elizabeth Rosner will discuss her book Survivor Cafe and overarching themes of generational trauma.
We are excited about the number of community partnerships that make this packed month of community programming possible. Between writer’s talks, artistic performances, intergenerational storytelling, a walk outdoors, and an award-winning documentary, it is our hope that May’s busy month of programming helps us reach new audiences and continue to educate the public about the Holocaust.