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Recordings of several of our past events are available on our YouTube channel.

Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust
an event for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, January 26, 2023, 5:30pm
East End Cooperative Ministries
6140 Station Street Entrance B (located at 6175 Harvard St)
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15206
Virtual option to be made available

Join us as historian Dr. Jake Newsome tells the dynamic and inspiring history of the LGBTQ+ community’s original pride symbol by tracing the transformation of the pink triangle from a Nazi concentration camp badge into a widespread emblem of queer liberation, pride, and community. Drawing from unexplored archival sources and original interviews, Dr. Newsome showcases the voices of LGBTQ+ Holocaust victims and a rich tapestry of queer lives who found meaning in the pink triangle in a post- Holocaust world. The presentation will be followed by Q&A and a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event.



Based on Perseverance: One Holocaust Survivor’s Journey from Poland to America
Performances April 15 and 16, 2023 at New Hazlett Theater Center for Performing Arts
Streaming April 24-May 7, 2023

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to partner with Prime Stage Theatre for our third year of producing original plays in honor of Genocide Awareness Month. The world premiere of Perseverance brings to the stage a powerful memoir of healing and renewal.

Few visitors to the G&S Jewelry Store in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood during the 1960s and ’70s were aware that the cheerful proprietor, Melvin Goldman, had spent his teens enduring the horrors of Auschwitz before arriving as a penniless refugee in postwar Pittsburgh intent on reshaping his family’s destiny.

Adapted for the stage by L.E. McCullough from the book by Melvin Goldman and Lee Goldman Kikel, Perseverance: One Holocaust Survivor’s Journey from Poland to America, this play depicts Goldman’s irrepressible spirituality, unflagging love for humanity, and perseverance as he worked to replace Darkness with Light, one shop patron at a time.

Ticket Prices: Adult $24 and Student $19*


RECORDED STREAMING / Public and Student Matinee
Recorded Streaming tickets will go on sale in mid-April
April 24th – May 7th

Link to Register Your Class

Streaming Prices:
Up to 50 Viewers – $100
51 to 100 Viewers – $200
101 to 200 Viewers – $300
200+ Viewers – Inquire for pricing

*One Free Chaperone Ticket for every 20 student tickets purchased

Yom HaShoah 2023

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 7pm
Chatham University
Virtual Option to be made available

Save-the-date for our annual Yom HaShoah commemoration program. Register to learn more details when they become available.

About Yom HaShoah: Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the cornerstone program of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. It is the day set aside to remember the approximately six-million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The Holocaust Center’s annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration is a solemn community gathering that features a candle lighting ceremony, thematic readings, and a memorial for local survivors who have passed away.