Reading List after Korkoro: Roma and the Holocaust

On Sunday, January 27, we marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a screening of the French film Korkoro, a rare cinematic tribute to the Romani victims of the Nazis. The film was well-attended and received, and afterward we received many questions. In order to help people learn more, our librarian, Ryan, put together this great … Continue reading Reading List after Korkoro: Roma and the Holocaust

Reflections 25 Years After Schindler’s List

by Ryan Woodward, Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Library and Education Associate Twenty-five years ago. I am 15 years old and sitting in a crowded theater in my hometown. Schindler’s List has just been released and there doesn’t appear to be an empty seat. My whole family is here, my brother and I sit together near … Continue reading Reflections 25 Years After Schindler’s List

Remembering the Children: A Reflection by Noah Levitt

Formerly known as "Twinning," the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh's Remembering the Children B'nei Mitzvah Project provides an opportunity for students to honor and share their bar or bat mitzvah ceremony with a child who experienced the Holocaust and did not get to have their own ceremony. As part of this process, students complete a reflection … Continue reading Remembering the Children: A Reflection by Noah Levitt

Comprehending Hateful Violence…

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh received a reflective response from Ava, a high school senior at Woodland Hills High School, following the shooting at Tree of Life, Or l'Simcha Synagogue last weekend. In her writing, Ava expresses her reaction to this tragic event, and we hope that her words will help others to ask themselves difficult questions and process unfathomable acts … Continue reading Comprehending Hateful Violence…