Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh

Community
3:37 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Set to Move into Larger Space in the New Year

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh has a collection of artifacts and documents that have been in storage since it moved to its current space in Oakland more than two years ago. There just isn’t enough room there to display everything.

“We’ve been looking for space that we could unpack our artifacts, we could unpack our library and showcase was we can do educationally for several years now, we finally found the space and we anticipate being fully open by late spring,” said Joy Braunstein, director of the Holocaust Center.

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Essential Pittsburgh
1:57 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Combating a Global Rise in Anti-Semitism

Credit U.S. Department of State

Ira Forman joins us to talk about his work as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism for the U.S. Department of State.

Throughout his career Forman has spoken and written extensively on Jewish history and public policy, and today he discusses the reported global rise in anti-Semitic sentiment and activity.

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Essential Pittsburgh
1:47 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Chutz-Pow, Superhero Holocaust Survivors

The cover of "Chutz-Pow! Superheroes of the Holocaust," is symbolic in more ways than one, says artist Marcel Walker.
Credit Daisy Ruth / WESA

The Toonseum and the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh have produced a comic book titled "Chutz-Pow! Superheroes of the Holocaust" to honor the bravery of five Pittsburghers during a tragic period of the 20th Century.

Author Wayne Wise and artist Marcel Walker say what makes their comic book so interesting is the fact that the heroes they depict are not the kind that wear capes.

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Essential Pittsburgh
5:47 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

The Hebrew Mamita Breaks Through Cultural Stereotypes

Native New Yorker and slam poet Vanessa Hidary, a.k.a. the Hebrew Mamita grew up on Manhattan's culturally diverse Upper West Side, as a Sephardic Jew with close friends from different ethnic and religious backgrounds.

This experience inspired her to write "Culture Bandit," the nationally toured solo show that chronicles Vanessa's coming of age during the golden age of Hip-Hop and her dedication to fostering understanding and friendship between all people.

She will perform her poetry at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Thursday.

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Religion & Faith
2:50 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

As World Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, Pittsburgh Launches 6 Million Pennies Campaign

Monday marks UN Holocaust Remembrance Day, and events are taking place across the globe. Jan. 27 is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

In Pittsburgh, community leaders, scholars and representatives with the Holocaust Center of Greater Pittsburgh used the day to launch the six million pennies campaign.

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