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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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The Numbers Keep Changing program

Full color printed program for "The Numbers Keep Changing." Includes artist's statement, reproductions of seven paintings with accompanying poems, photographs of the exhibition opening, and media coverage of the exhibit. Additional images shows painting "El Kiddush Hashem."

Historical Notes

Judith R. Robinson is an editor, teacher, fiction writer, poet and visual artist, as well as a multi-generation member of Tree of Life Congregation. Shortly after the October 27 attack, she wrote a memorial poem and accompanying painting for the victims titled, "El Kiddush Hashem; a prayer more than a poem." The painting and the poem later became the centerpiece of an exhibit titled "The Numbers Keep Changing," held at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh from April 9 through June 24, 2019. The title of the exhibit referred to ongoing discoveries of new victims of the Holocaust, pushing the number of total victims above the long-established total of 6 million.

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Judith R. Robinson