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The October 27 Archive currently contains 176 objects and is regularly being expanded with more material. The archive includes flyers and programs from community gatherings held since the October 27 attack, a comprehensive collection of news coverage about the day of the event, oral history recordings reflecting a diverse array of experiences, and historical documentation about the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania.

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Decolonizing Judaism in an Era of White Supremacy flyer

Page of blue typed text over a photograph of Tree of Life synagogue illuminated at night. Photograph shows barrier tape behind large white Stars of David with names of victims on them. Title reads: "Decolonizing Judaism in an Era of White Supremacy: Tree of Life, Travel Bans, and New Concentration Camps."

Historical Notes

On November 14, 2019, the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Cultural Studies, and the Honors College and Humanities Center hosted Hofstra University Religion Professor Santiago Slabodsky for a lecture titled "Decolonizing Judaism in an Era of White Supremacy: Tree of Life, Travel Bans, and Concentration Camps."

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Property rights reside with the Senator John Heinz History Center. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Library and Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

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