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Why I teach about the Holocaust, Education Dive, October 28, 2019

Sacred space or defiled space: What to do with the Tree of Life building?, Post Gazette, October 26, 2019

How Holocaust educators are incorporating the Tree of Life shooting into their classes, Post Gazette, October 26, 2019

A Year After The Tree Of Life Shooting, Pictures Of Survivors Urge Pittsburgh To Remember, Forward, October 24, 2019

‘Lest We Forget’ Brings Holocaust History to Life in Heart of Pitt’s Campus, Pitt Wire, October 23, 2019

Holocaust memorial exhibit “Lest We Forget” opens on the Cathedral lawn, The Pitt News, October 21, 2019

Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue building will reopen as a ‘center for Jewish life in the United States’, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, October 20, 2019

Portraits honor Pittsburgh’s Holocaust survivors in ‘Lest We Forget’ exhibit, Trib Live, October 20, 2019

Pitt remembers Holocaust survivors and Tree of Life victims with Lest We Forget art installation, Pittsburgh City Paper, October 18, 2019

Where The Pain Is Still Fresh, And The Loss Is Still Local, The New York Jewish Week, October 17, 2019

Art Exhibit Honoring Holocaust Survivors Comes To Pitt, CBS Pittsburgh, October 17, 2019

Pitt brings visitors face to face with the Holocaust in ‘Lest We Forget’ exhibition, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, October 16, 2019

The Can’t Miss, Pittsburgh Current, October 15, 2019

Local Holocaust survivors featured in new photo exhibit, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, October 10, 2019

“Lest We Forget” exhibit honoring Holocaust survivors comes to Pitt, The Pitt News, October 3, 2019

Holocaust remembrance, with and without survivors, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, September 25, 2019

Playback Theatre promotes understanding through storytelling, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, September 11, 2019

Teaching teachers about the Holocaust, Penn State News, August 20, 2019

Tree of Life: On the road to rebuilding, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, August 7, 2019

Penn State professor describes statewide Holocaust education initiative, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, July 24, 2019

Photography exhibit draws parallels between Holocaust, current events, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, July 17, 2019

Israeli students share message of overcoming hate, Observer-Reporter, June 6, 2019

Tree of Life victims remembered in art & poetry at Holocaust Center, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, May 28, 2019

Honoring women in the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, May 9, 2019

Ed Asner discusses Holocaust play in Pittsburgh, Tree of Life, ‘Mary Tyler Moore’, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, May 8, 2019

Woman reflects about slayings at Tree of Life, Tribune Chronicle, May 6, 2019

Event’s theme: ‘Do Not Stand Silent’, The Vindicator, May 5, 2019

Jewish community gathers to remember Holocaust victims, to speak up against hate crime, WKBN, May 5, 2019

Ed Asner tackles Holocaust denial in ‘The Soap Myth’, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, May 2, 2019

Rediscovering the Jews of Amiens, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, May 2, 2019

‘The Soap Myth’ tells gripping Holocaust story, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, May 1, 2019

Ed Asner Stars In ‘Soap Myth’ Play Exploring Holocaust Denial, WESA, May 1, 2019

Artist’s paintings and poetry converge to expose the lingering horrors of the Holocaust, Pittsburgh City Paper, May 1, 2019

‘Lest We Forget,’ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 7, 2019

Pittsburgh’s Holocaust Center keeps alive the memory of 20th century horror, Observer-Reporter, April 4, 2019

Lessons from the Past: Duquesne and Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Partner for Police Training, Duquesne University Magazine, Spring, 2019

Students to respond to Tree of Life through Scholars in Residence program, The Pitt News, March 4, 2019

The Perdicaris Incident-Stuff You Missed in History Class, January 30, 2019

Fundraisers after Tree of Life shooting have taken in more than $10 million-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 30, 2019

Bethel Park teacher attends advanced seminar on the Holocaust-The Almanac, January 30, 2019

Pittsburgh events to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day-Pittsburgh Tribune Review, January 23, 2019

Community members find common ground at interfaith event-Sewickley Herald, January 14, 2019

New class addresses anti-Semitism-The Pitt News, January 10, 2019

Why do people collect anti-Semitic or Nazi artifacts?-Pittsburgh Post Gazette, January 7, 2019


Artist Spotlight: Alix Glosser Paul and Deb Englebaugh-Whirl Magazine, December 2018

Lynne Rosenbaum Ravas: A call for Holocaust education-Pittsburgh Tribune Review, December 1, 2018

Holocaust center trip leaves lasting impact- Observer Reporter, November 25, 2018

Exhibit at Holocaust Center Gives Life to Victim’s Dream- Squirrel Hill Magazine, Holiday 2018 (Cover Story)

Holocaust teacher believes educators can do more to prevent hate crimes- Pittsburgh Post Gazette, November 12, 2018

Eighty years after Kristallnacht, glass again shatters in the Jewish community- Pittsburgh Post Gazette, November 9, 2018

Holocaust Survival Story Marks 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht- WESA, November 9, 2018

Fashion Statements- Shady Ave Magazine, Holiday 2018

Oaklander’s Anne Frank collage hangs in Pittsburgh holocaust center– The Jewish News of Northern California, November 1, 2018

Searching for peace and courage– Pittsburgh Post Gazette, November 1, 2018

A Holocaust survivor barely misses Squirrel Hill synagogue massacre– Pittsburgh Tribune Review, October 31, 2018

Holocaust survivors shaken by Pittsburgh synagogue attack– NBC News, October 30, 2018

“It’s Happened Again”: Pittsburgh’s Holocaust Community Has Been Shaken By Saturday’s Massacre– Buzzfeed News, October 30, 2018

After Pittsburgh mass shooting, Holocaust survivor’s story matters more than ever– York Daily Record, October 30, 2018

Holocaust Survivor Recounts Witnessing the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting: ‘The Guy Was Very Focused’– TIME, October 30, 2018

A Holocaust survivor was booked to speak in Pittsburgh. A massacre wouldn’t stop her. – Washington Post, October 29, 2018

In Pittsburgh, Holocaust survivor Magda Brown shares what it’s like to see hate rise again– Public Opinion, part of the USA Today Network, October 29, 2018

A tailor-made exhibit tells Holocaust story – Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, October 26, 2018

The Holocaust trapped a Jewish designer in Europe, but it couldn’t hold her inspiration – Pittsburgh Post Gazette, October 15, 2018

Psychologist, Holocaust survivor encourages ‘taking action’ – Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, September 21, 2018

Butterfly Project provides Holocaust lesson – The Almanac, August 6, 2018

Butterfly Project teaches about compassion, kindness – Pittsburgh Tribune Review, August 2, 2018

Talking Pittsburgh segment with Lauren Bairnsfather– WPXI, June 20, 2018

The goal: 1 butterfly for each child killed in the Holocaust– Kidsburgh, June 11, 2018

Police Academy Looks To Holocaust For Lessons On Policing Today– WESA, June 4, 2018

Educating children about the Holocaust– Two Rivers, 30 Minutes, June 1, 2018

Squirrel Hill ‘Walk To Remember’ Memorializes Holocaust Victims– KDKA/CBS, April 29, 2018

As survivor population dwindles, we must ensure Holocaust education for all– Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, April 27, 2018

Holocaust Remembrance Day in Pittsburgh– Pittsburgh Post Gazette, April 13, 2018

Shaler Area teacher named Holocaust Educator of the Year– Pittsburgh Tribune Review, April 3, 2018

Pittsburgh police and Holocaust Center partner on day of training– Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, March 8, 2018

Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather of Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh on Poland’s controversial new law & the importance of preserving survivors’ stories- PCNC NightTalk, February 21, 2018

Art exhibits illustrate comic books featuring Holocaust superheroes, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, February 8, 2018

‘CHUTZ-POW! The Art of Resistance’ opens Feb. 11 at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, February 5, 2018

Making Survivors into Superheroes, Pittsburgh Magazine, January 26, 2018

Holocaust Center speaker series aims to pass on survivors’ stories, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, January 15, 2018


Artists give flight to powerful Holocaust poem, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, December 18, 2017

Survey: Holocaust education reaching nearly all Pa. schools, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, November 9, 2017

German artist Gunter Demnig commemorates those lost, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, August 23, 2017

Adding Luster to the Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive, Huffington Post, July 12, 2017

The awards keep coming for Emmai Alaquiva, Pittsburgh Courier, June 2017

Teenie Harris images of activism, resistance on exhibit at Holocaust Center, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, May 17, 2017

‘The will to live’: Humble partisan terrorized Germans in WWII, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, April 27, 2017

Recently deceased Holocaust survivors, defiance recalled at event, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, April 24, 2017

‘Survivor’ portraits a moving testament to those forever changed by Holocaust, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, April 20, 2017

Latino Children Learn About Migration Through Holocaust Stories, WESA, April 13, 2017

Pittsburgh children paint ceramic butterflies to remember Holocaust victims, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, April 12, 2017

Offensive Holocaust posters removed at Upper St. Clair HS, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, February 1, 2017


A personal glimpse into the aftermath of the Holocaust, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, December 31, 2016

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at Pitt, The Pitt News, November 15, 2016

Chutz-Pow! release party at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Next Pittsburgh, October 25, 2016

French Catholic Priest Uncovers ‘Holocaust By Bullets’ In Eastern Europe, KDKA/CBS, September 13, 2016

‘A powerful voice for the finest of Jewish values’, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, July 6, 2016

Pittsburgh Symphony musicians to perform at Holocaust memorial, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, May 22, 2016

Competition challenges students to explore experiences of Holocaust survivors, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, April 18, 2016

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh marks Remembrance Day KDKA/CBS, January 27th, 2016

Holocaust Remembrance Day has special meaning for two Squirrel Hill women, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, January 27th, 2016

Holocaust educators racing to keep survivors’ stories alive, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, January 24th, 2016

‘Stories of resilience’: Holocaust center features Pittsburgh-area survivors, The Beaver County Times, January 9, 2016


A night never to forget: shattered glass, broken hearts, and rebuilt lives, The Jewish Chronicle, November 2015

Politics PA, Sunday Show Preview, October 25, 2015

Holocaust’s new home honors survivors with striking ‘Celebration of Life’, The Jewish Chronicle, October 22, 2015

Fanfare – Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Opening Event Photos— Pittsburgh Tribune Review, October 19, 2015

Holocaust Center opens in Greenfield Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Oct 19, 2015

Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh opens in permanent home, WTAE Pittsburgh- October 19, 2015
(Story Syndication: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh, PA; The Republic, Columbus, IN; Go Erie, Erie, PA; The Washington Times, Washington, DC)

Holocaust Center grand opening celebrates permanent home in Greenfield Tribune Review – Oct 18, 2015

White Oak native director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh.Tribune Review – Oct 17, 2015

Short List: October 15-22 Pittsburgh City Paper- Oct 14, 2015

Pittsburgh’s Best Cultural Events of October Pittsburgh Magazine, October 2015

New Holocaust Center director brings energy, commitment -Aug 29, 2015

Director appointed at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Business Times- Aug 13, 2015


Pittsburgh Holocaust Center to move to new space in 2015 Pittsburgh Post Gazette- December 14, 2014

Pittsburgh Holocaust Center finally finds permanent home Pittsburgh Tribune Review- December 14, 2014