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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-939-7289
Generations programming is generously supported by the Sylvia & Martin Snow Family Fund.
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 4pm at Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15217)
Ilsa Dahl Cole was born in 1916 in northwest Germany. She was raised in a small farming community and attended a Catholic high school before the Nazis rose to power in 1933. Ilsa’s granddaughter, Emily Loeb, tells her story of survival, sharing Ilsa’s reflections of a changing society as anti-Semitism spread throughout Germany and explains how and why Ilsa decided to leave her beloved homeland to find freedom and safety in America. Register now!
Moshe Baran and Avi Baran Munro: Generations Speaker Series #1
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 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, 2018 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.
Lynne Ravas: Generations Speaker Series #5
Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm, JCC South Hills (345 Kane Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15243)
For the first time, the Generations Speaker Series came to the South Hills! Lynne Ravas shared one child’s experience in a Jewish orphanage in Germany during Kristallnacht.
Susan Hawkins: Generations Speaker Series #6
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm, Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217)
Susan Hawkins, the daughter of survivors from Hungary and the Ukraine, told her parents’ story of loss and survival through concentration camps, hiding and emigration. She also discussed her own recent journey of traveling back to Hungary and the Ukraine years later, and retraced some of the places where her family lived.
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 7pm at Mt. Lebanon Public Library (16 Castle Shannon Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228)
She was born in Bruchsal, Germany. He was born in Vienna, Austria. As hidden children, their paths crossed briefly in a French orphanage. This is just a part of their story, separately and together: surviving the Holocaust, fighting Nazis in the French Resistance, and making a new life in America. This is the true story of Kurt and Edith Leuchter, as told by their daughter Deborah Stueber.