Generations Speaker Series
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to present the Generations Speaker Series. This series, which is hosted in-person and recorded for online viewing, consists of dialogues between Holocaust survivors and their family members. All talks are free and open to the public.
If you have any questions, contact Christina Sahovey at email@example.com or 412-939-7289
The Brett Family: Generations Speaker Series #5
Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm at JCC South Hills (345 Kane Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15243)
In this installment in the Generations Speaker Series, we welcome Holocaust survivor Sara Brett and her children. After surviving the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz, Sara emigrated to the US with her father. She married Leon, (z”l), who survived Lithuanian work camps and later joined a partisan unit. Hear their stories of resistance…because survival was the highest form of resistance. This event is free and open to the public, and will also be livestreamed.
Moshe Baran and Avi Baran Munro: Generations Speaker Series #1
Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm at Community Day School (6424 Forward Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)
Moshe Baran shares his harrowing story of survival as a member of a Partisan unit, speaking along with his daughter, Avi Baran Munro, the Head of School at Community Day School, who shares her experience as a child of two survivors. This event was hosted by The Greater Pittsburgh Church of Christ that meets at Community Day School.
Judah Samet and Miriam Cohen: Generations Speaker Series #2
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Tree of Life (5898 Wilkins Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)
Judah Samet shares his story, which includes surviving the horrors of Bergen-Belsen as a seven-year-old child alongside his brave mother. His sister, Miriam Cohen, speaks about being born in Israel after the war’s conclusion, and the experience of being raised by Holocaust survivors beside siblings who also survived the Holocaust. This event was sponsored by Tree of Life Congregation.
James and Paul Guggenheimer: Generations Speaker Series #3
Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm at Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)
Local actor and radio personality Paul Guggenheimer speaks alongside his father, Dr. James Guggenheimer. Dr. Guggenheimer, a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine, speaks about his experience as a child refugee.
Lynne Ravas and Alison Brown Karabin: Generations Speaker Series #4
Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 pm at Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)
Lynne Ravas shares one child’s experience in a Jewish orphanage in Germany during Kristallnacht. Alison tells the story of her Grandmother’s survival in Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Volary death march.