Four page pamphlet with paragraphs of typed text and headshot portraits throughout. Purple toned text and photographs. Text describes history and mission of Lest We Forget project.
The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh was established in 1980 as a living memorial to honor Holocaust survivors who had resettled in Western Pennsylvania and local soldiers involved in the effort to liberate Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Over time the Holocaust Center expanded to become an educational and programming center connecting the history of Holocaust and antisemitism with other injustices. In keeping with this mission, the Holocaust Center has created several programs and initiatives responding directly and indirectly to the October 27 attack. In October and November 2019, the Holocaust Center partnered with the University of Pittsburgh to host the exhibition Lest We Forget by German-Italian photographer Luigi Toscano. The outdoor installation on the lawn of the Cathedral of Learning featured 60 large-scale portraits of Holocaust survivors, including portraits of 16 local survivors taken in April 2019. The installation was timed to coincide with the commemoration of the first year since the October 27 attack and included a series of educational and commemorative programming.
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The October 27 Archive collects responses to an antisemitic attack in Pittsburgh, Pa. on October 27, 2018. These responses take many forms but share a motivating impulse. Each began in the mind and heart of someone who was moved by the events of that day and was compelled to create something meaningful from that feeling. By sharing these responses, those people chose to be vulnerable for the sake of a greater good. The October 27 Archive website was launched with the belief that sharing these responses with the world can provide an avenue for people all over the world to reflect, learn, and heal.
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