This exhibit is available digitally at hcofpghexhibits.org
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh is proud to present its new, original exhibit, For You Were Strangers: Jewish Immigration to Pittsburgh 1880-1990.
For You Were Strangers explores a 100-year history of Jewish immigration into Pittsburgh, and notes historic world events that drove distinctive waves of Jewish immigration to the region. Through documents, images and stories, the exhibit examines changing United States policies during the 19th and 20th centuries, along with the formation of local attitudes and institutions as Jewish immigrants and refugees came to become integral to our society today. Visitors will learn about the origins and presence of Jews throughout the region and in Pittsburgh neighborhoods from the Northside, Hill District, the East End and, finally, to Squirrel Hill.
Mapping Jews in Pittsburgh, 1865-1990
Click and zoom in to the map below to see the modern location of where synagogues in Pittsburgh were located. Note that some synagogues moved over time.
Red- before 1880
Purple- After 1940
Supplemental Educational Resources
My Dear Children (please note this is not a free resource)
Resources from the Rauh Jewish Archive