Summary: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editor David Shribman shares his personal account of learning about the attack and describes the scene in Squirrel Hill.
Since early November 2018, the Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center has been using Archive-It to preserve web content relevant to the October 27 attack and its aftermath. Archive-It provides online tools for capturing and preserving websites, web pages, social media posts, and other dynamic web content. Archive-It also provides services for hosting and sharing these "web captures" through its website The Internet Archive. Archive-It “web captures” function like the live Internet, but they are actually distinct snapshots. They document not only the content of web material but also interactive features. Being distinct, these captures are preserved even after the original site is changed or deleted. To view the entire October 27 collection, please visit our collection page at Archive-It.
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.
By entering this website, you agree to honor the spirit in which these responses were created and in which they are being shared with the world.
The materials on this website are being made available exclusively for research purposes. For permission to use any of the materials on this website for any other purpose, please contact the archive. If you are the creator of any of the material on this website, and you would like to provide context or request to have something removed, please contact the archive. If you intend to reference any material found on this website, please attribute all citations to the Rauh Jewish Archives, so that other researchers can easily locate these materials in the future.