By Christina Sahovey Last month, we lost Bruno Sammartino, a wrestling icon and local Pittsburgher who spent much of his formative years in South Oakland, at the age of 82. Many people followed his career as a professional wrestler, and took pride in him being a “hometown boy.” But a story to which many are … Continue reading In Memory of Bruno Sammartino
By Christina Sahovey In an effort to appeal to a wide range of ages and reach more people through Holocaust education, the Holocaust Center is pleased to launch a new program – our very own book club! As it is still in the early stages, we will see how things develop – whether we will … Continue reading Holocaust Center Book Group and Q&A with Local Author Sydelle Pearl
By Christina Sahovey After a cold and really long winter, warmer weather is right around the corner! And everything that entails – sunshine, cookouts, swimming pools, flip-flops, concerts, and a whole host of other outdoor activities – will soon commence. Finally. We promise. So why not get out of the house for a morning and … Continue reading Join us for the Second Annual Walk To Remember!
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 … Continue reading Catching Up, Part III: Upcoming Programming
Last week we held our most important event of the year, our annual Yom HaShoah commemoration. As you may remember from our letter from the director in January, this event differs from January’s Holocaust Remembrance Day in its increased degree of sanctity, a holiday that for some is as significant as the High Holy Days. … Continue reading Catching Up, Part II: A Recap of the Last Week
Hello, world! As you may have noticed, we here at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh blog have been MIA (and by we, I mean I, Jackie, have been MIA). To make up for it, I will be sharing three posts this week to get caught up: The first, to discuss last week’s study released in … Continue reading Catching Up, Part I: A Sobering Study
By Jackie Shimshoni This Friday evening begins the Jewish holiday of Passover (or Pesach, as it's called in Hebrew). This holiday has been one of the most important in the Jewish religion for thousands of years. This week's blog post discusses how the holiday was observed during the Holocaust and how it has been affected … Continue reading Passover and the Holocaust