Deborah Leuchter Stueber is a longtime volunteer with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. She is also one of our fantastic Generations speakers! She talks with groups of all ages about her parents’ stories of surviving the Holocaust. Today (8/13) is a very special day to be sharing her profile–it is her parents’ 70th wedding anniversary! Congratulations to Debbie, her parents, Kurt and Edith Leuchter, and their entire family for this exciting milestone. You can watch their recent virtual Generations talk at this link.
Thank you, Debbie, for all that you do!
When did you start volunteering for the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh?
In the 1990s.
What do you like about volunteering with the Holocaust Center?
Connecting with Holocaust survivors as well as the younger generation.
Why did you want to volunteer with the Holocaust Center? What interested you about what the Center does?
As a daughter of Holocaust survivors, my mission statement is to carry on my parents’ legacy to ensure Never Again!
When did you first become interested in the subject of the Holocaust, and/ or what got you interested in the topic (book, movie, meeting someone, etc.)?
My parents started sharing their experience when I was 4 years old.
Describe your most memorable moment of volunteering with the Holocaust Center to date.
I’m unable to narrow it down to one moment, so the two are; volunteering and meeting Ed Asner last year when he performed the play Soap Myth. The second was when I volunteered at Tree of Life when Judah Samet spoke and I met Cecil and David Rosenthal who were gunned down at Tree of Life on October 27, 2018
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m very involved in the local craft beer scene, and you can see me out and about at local breweries on a regular basis.
Share a “fun fact” about yourself, or just something that people would be surprised to know about you?
I have a degree in Elementary Eduction but never became a teacher