Meet Our Volunteers and Interns: Lynne Ravas

In our next blog post series, we are very excited to highlight the people whose dedication to our mission makes our work possible: our volunteers and interns! Our first volunteer spotlight is Lynne Ravas! Lynne is a retired teacher who has been an invaluable contributor to the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh over the last few… Continue reading Meet Our Volunteers and Interns: Lynne Ravas

Meet the Staff: Jackie Shimshoni Reese

When did you start working for the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh? September 2017 Describe your role at the Holocaust Center: I am the Marketing and Education Associate, and my job description can be quite eclectic! The biggest chunk of my work is the Center’s digital presence, running our website and social media, and all the… Continue reading Meet the Staff: Jackie Shimshoni Reese

Poetry by Local Survivor Solange Lebovitz, in Honor of National Poetry Month

In honor of National Poetry Month, as well as Genocide Awareness Month, we would like to drawn attention to our beloved local Holocaust survivor and poet, Solange Lebovitz, whose evocative and passionate writing inspires artful reflection and honors the victims. Solange Lebovitz was born in Paris, France, the youngest of six children. Her parents, Rosa… Continue reading Poetry by Local Survivor Solange Lebovitz, in Honor of National Poetry Month

Making Meaning Through Memory: a Museum’s Role in the Coronavirus Pandemic

This blog was originally posted here: https://www.constellations.pitt.edu/entry/making-meaning-through-memory-museums-role-coronavirus-pandemic By Maja Lynn You might expect a Holocaust center to be a solemn, distressing space. However, while the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh takes its subject matter very seriously, it is quite the opposite.  As an intern, I got a sense that although the space was small and the… Continue reading Making Meaning Through Memory: a Museum’s Role in the Coronavirus Pandemic

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