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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.

Please consider a gift to this year’s Annual Friends Campaign through our secure online donation page so that we can continue teaching the powerful lessons of the Holocaust.


Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 17 at 5:00 pm at the Holocaust Center (826 Hazelwood Ave)

Butterfly Project Exhibit Opening & Reception

Come to the Holocaust Center for the opening of The Butterfly Project Pittsburgh exhibit!  The Butterfly Project is a San Diego-based international organization which aims to paint 1.5 million ceramic butterflies – one for each of the 1.5 million children lost in the Holocaust.  Sponsored by The Lipsman Family Endowment Fund in memory of Charles and Hilda Lipsman, and with support from the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Butterfly Project exhibit is the culmination of a year of painting butterflies around Pittsburgh. The painted butterflies will be incorporated into two original art installations.  Be the first to see this colorful and uplifting exhibit!

This family-friendly event is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 (students and survivors are free).  Refreshments will be served. REGISTER HERE!

Contact Christina Sahovey with any questions ( or 412-939-7289)


Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm at the Holocaust Center (826 Hazelwood Ave.)

Germany Today: A Talk by Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather

Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather, Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, will present a talk on her recent trip to Berlin, Nuremberg, and Munich with Classrooms Without Borders.  Topics will include Holocaust Remembrance, Jewish life and identity in modern Germany, and various political and social issues occurring now. 

Event is free and open to the public; contact Christina Sahovey (, 412-939-7289) to register!


Sunday, October 15 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm (TWO SHOWINGS) at the Holocaust Center (826 Hazelwood Ave.)

Brundibar Revisited Screening and Discussion

Hans Krasa’s children’s opera, Brundibar, was performed more than 50 times in 1943 and 1944 by Jewish children in the Theresienstadt ghetto. Performances simultaneously served as a propaganda tool for the Nazis and as a source of strength by the imprisoned performers. In this documentary film, a Berlin-based youth theatre group stages the opera. The members of the group are ethnically diverse young people who have faced significant life challenges. When they first hear about this project, they question why they are being asked to take a look at the Holocaust again. However, once immersed in rehearsals, they travel to Theresienstadt, meet a very special Holocaust survivor, and start questioning their complacent attitude towards German history. Brief intro remarks and discussion to follow film, led by Holocaust Center staff.

Recommended for grades 8 and up, 88 minutes; German, with subtitles.  Event is free and open to the public, with light refreshments served.

RSVP to Christina Sahovey at or 412-939-7289


SAVE THE DATE — Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 pm at the Heinz History Center (1212 Smallman Street)

Kristallnacht Commemoration Program

Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration program, held this year at the Heinz History Center.  Program will focus around a local family’s archival collection, in which Kristallnacht is a central point.  Free and open to the public, with refreshments served. 

Event is free and open to the public; registration will open soon.  Contact Christina Sahovey (, 412-939-7289) with any questions.


SAVE THE DATE — Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 pm at the Jewish Community Center, Katz Theatre (Robinson Building, 5738 Darlington Road)

Semer Ensemble Concert

Join the Holocaust Center and the Jewish Community Center for a concert by the German klezmer group, the Semer Ensemble.  More details to follow.

Tickets can be purchased soon.  Contact Christina Sahovey (, 412-939-7289) with any questions.