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Come visit us during our public hours! Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. School groups interested please call ahead to make a reservation. 412-421-1500.

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Upcoming Events


Tuesday, June 20, 7:00 pm at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh (826 Hazelwood Ave)

Screening of Ghetto Steps & Reception w/ Emmy Award Winner, Emmai Alaquiva

Join us for the screening reception of Ghetto Steps, an award winning documentary of the Classrooms Without Borders 2016 excursion to Poland. Through each step, teachers and students alike explore the pasts in order to walk into the future of education related to the Holocaust.  A reception with director Emmai Alaquiva will follow.  There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is preferred.  Refreshments will be served.  Register here:


Sunday, July 9, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; tour will meet and begin at the Hill House Association (1835 Centre Avenue, 15219)

Hill District Walking Tour

Coinciding with our current exhibit featuring the work of Teenie Harris, the Holocaust Center will be coordinating a walking tour of the Hill District neighborhood, where Teenie lived and worked.  In addition to being a center for African-American culture in Pittsburgh, the neighborhood also boasts deep roots in local Jewish history.  This tour will visit various sites in the Hill District, relevant to both Jewish and black history in Pittsburgh, and illustrating the intersection of the two communities’ history.  Transportation between the sites will be provided.  Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required.  Register here:


Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 at the Holocaust Center (826 Hazelwood Ave)

Summer Teachers Institute

The Summer Teacher Institute is a week-long, advanced-level seminar designed to help educators gain the knowledge and tools to teach about the Holocaust more effectively. This year, the Institute will look to cover some of the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust and how to address them in the classroom. Speakers include local and national experts on Holocaust education. Teachers of any subject area and grade level are welcome to attend.  Cost to attend is $100.00 for the entire week (attendance fee includes lunch and educational materials).  Scholarships and Act 48 credit are available to those who are interested.  Speakers include Mary Johnson from Facing History and Ourselves, and Kenneth Jacobson from the Anti-Defamation League, among others.  Register here:!  Questions?  Contact Shannon Phillips-Shyrock at or 412-939-7288.