SOLD OUT: Stitching History from the Holocaust Opening with Guest Speaker Helen Epstein
October 16 at 6:30 pm the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217)
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to host the exhibit “Stitching History from the Holocaust”, on loan from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. This exhibit features reconstructed dress patterns from Hedy Strnad, a woman whose talent was tragically cut short by the Holocaust. Joining us will be Helen Epstein, a journalist and author of Children of the Holocaust and Where She Came From: A Daughter’s Search for her Mother’s History, who will talk about Jewish women in the fashion industry. Learn more and register!
An Evening with Magda Brown
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 7pm-8:30pm, Chatham University’s Eddy Theater (Eddy Theater, Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15232)
Magda Brown is from Miskolc, Hungary. In 1944, when she was 17 years old, she was deported on one of the final transports to Auschwitz-Birkenau with her entire family. Visiting from Chicago, Illinois, on October 28 Magda will share her harrowing story of survival. This event is free and open to the public, and is being presented in partnership with Chatham University as part of their Women’s Institute Distinguished Speaker Series.
This event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register!
2018 Virtual Seminar Featuring Magda Brown and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Hologram
Monday, October 29, 2018; 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm via Livestream (Online; register to receive link closer to the event)
On October 29, students and teachers are invited to join us for our free livestream featuring survivor Magda Brown and a demonstration of Interactive Testimony AKA “The Hologram”, both visiting Pittsburgh from Illinois. Magda will speak from 10am-12pm, and we will conduct a demonstration of the hologram from 1pm-3pm. Classes will need to register to receive the link to the livestream.
This event is a free livestream for educators and students. Registration is required to receive the livestream link. Learn more and register!
The Children of Willesden Lane, a Commemoration in Honor of the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Monday, November 12, 7pm-9pm at Byham Theater (101 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222)
Following sold-out theatrical runs in London, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Grammy nominated American concert pianist, author, and radio host Mona Golabek comes to Pittsburgh’s Byham Theater to perform The Children of Willesden Lane. This theatrical production, based on the best-selling book of the same name written by Ms. Golabek and Lee Cohen, will inspire as it celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and the power of music to transcend the unimaginable. This event is presented in partnership with Classrooms Without Borders.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly recommended. Learn more and register!