Generations Speaker Series

Generations Speaker Series

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to host the first Generations Speaker Series. This series, which will be hosted in-person and live-streamed online, will consist of dialogues between Holocaust survivors and their family members. There will be three events, taking place in the first three months of the year in various locations. All talks will be free and open to the public.

“We are at a crucial time in Holocaust education when survivors are passing the torch of remembrance on to their family members. This Generations Speaker Series is important because survivors’ family members will be able to tell their family stories, so that these stories are not forgotten and that we can continue to learn from them,” says Shannon Phillips-Shyrock, Assistant Director of the Holocaust Center.

Moshe Baran

Talk One: Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm at Community Day School (6424 Forward Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)
Moshe Baran will share 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 will share her experience as a child of two survivors. This event will be hosted by The Greater Pittsburgh Church of Christ that meets at Community Day School. 


Judah Samet

Talk Two: Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 pm at Tree of Life (5898 Wilkins Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)
Judah Samet will present his story, which includes surviving the horrors of Bergen-Belsen as a seven-year-old child alongside his brave mother. His sister, Miriam Cohen, will speak 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. REGISTER HERE!

Talk Three: Tentatively scheduled for March 13 at 6:30pm at the Holocaust Center (826 Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)
Details to be announced.


If you have any questions, contact Christina Sahovey at or 412-939-7289