Remembering the Armenian Genocide: A Booklist from the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Sometimes referred to as the first genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian genocide was the systematic killing and deportation of Armenians by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire. Between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians were murdered, with many more forcibly expelled from the region. Over the last century, there has been resistance to the … Continue reading Remembering the Armenian Genocide: A Booklist from the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Remembering the Genocide of the Roma: A Booklist from the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Who are the Roma? Formerly known as “gypsies,” Roma experienced their own Genocide by the Nazis during World War II. This genocide is called the Porajmos, meaning “the devouring.” Learn more with this selected reading list by our librarian, Ryan Woodward: Remembering the Roma Genocide Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey (1995) by … Continue reading Remembering the Genocide of the Roma: A Booklist from the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

One Holocaust Center’s Experience Holding Secure Events in the Age of COVID-19

By Jackie Reese Introduction A pandemic in the digital age is really a new experience for all of us. In many ways, it has presented challenges unlike any that we have ever seen. These challenges cannot be overstated, and I would never try to minimize them. However, in some other ways, it has offered an … Continue reading One Holocaust Center’s Experience Holding Secure Events in the Age of COVID-19

Remembering the Rwanda Genocide: A Booklist from the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

In 1994, Rwanda's population of 7 million was composed of three ethnic groups: Hutu (approximately 85 percent), Tutsi (14 percent) and Twa (1 percent). Between April and July 1994, at least 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus were slaughtered when a Hutu extremist-led government launched a plan to murder the country's entire Tutsi minority and any … Continue reading Remembering the Rwanda Genocide: A Booklist from the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

Rabbi Iwan Gruen: New Castle’s Refugee Rabbi and Holocaust Survivor

By Christina Sahovey Rabbi Gruen Born in Berlin, Germany in 1900, Rabbi Dr. Iwan Gruen received his doctorate in philosophy from Humboldt University before being ordained a rabbi in 1925. After his first assignment at a small congregation in Frankfurt am der Oder in his native Germany, Rabbi Gruen became the Chief Rabbi of the … Continue reading Rabbi Iwan Gruen: New Castle’s Refugee Rabbi and Holocaust Survivor