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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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Pittsburgh Penguins/Stronger Than Hate patch

Patch featuring logo of Pittsburgh Penguins adapted to resemble a Star of David above the words "Stronger Than Hate."

Historical Notes

The Pittsburgh Penguins commemorated the October 27 attack before a game on October 30 against the New York Islanders at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The tribute featured a video on the theme of "Stronger Than Hate" and 11 seconds of silence in honor of the 11 people killed in the attack. Present during the national anthem were Sue Berman Kress, Bob Silverman, and Josh Sayles of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. The puck was ceremonially dropped by Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert and Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich, as well as two first responders who were injured in the attack, officers Anthony Burke and Mike Smigda. Following the game, the Penguins Foundation donated $50,000 to victims' groups, split between the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and a fund established by the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety to benefit wounded officers. During the game, players wore special "Stronger Than Hate" patches on their jerseys.

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