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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, 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 — SOLD OUT!!

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.  Sorry, this event is sold out — please check back for updates about future Hill District History Tours! 


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.


Wednesday, July 19, 2:00 pm, at the Holocaust Center (826 Hazelwood Ave)

Talk with Bob Geminder and Gabriella Karin, Child Survivors of the Holocaust

Spend an afternoon at the Holocaust Center and hear Bob Geminder and Gabriella Karin share their experiences as children during the Holocaust.  Bob, originally from Poland, escaped from the Stanislaw Ghetto and from a train bound for Auschwitz.  He arrived in Pittsburgh and resettled here when he was 12 years old, and part of his talk will be about the warm welcome he received here.   Born in Slovakia, Gabriella was hidden as a child during the war.  She went on to have a successful career in the fashion industry and is an accomplished artist, with many of her works illustrating the pain and horror she experienced as a child.  Bob and Gabriella now live in California, where they are both involved with the March for the Living.  For questions or to RSVP, please contact Christina Sahovey at or 412-939-7289.


Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 pm at the Holocaust Center (826 Hazelwood Ave)

Book Release & Signing with Yolanda Avram Willis, Local Survivor

Join the Holocaust Center and Chabad of Pittsburgh to celebrate the release of local Holocaust survivor Yolanda Avram Willis’s book, A Hidden Child in Greece: Rescue in the Holocaust.  Yolanda will read selections from her book and respond to questions from the audience.  Attendance for the event is free; books will be available for purchase (softcovers are $21, hardcovers are $35; we can accept check, cash, or credit card).  Dietary laws observed.  For questions or to register, contact Christina Sahovey: or 412-939-7289


Thursday, August 24 at 6:00 pm at the Carnegie Museum of Art (4400 Forbes Ave)

Oral History Panel Discussion

Spend an evening with the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museum of Art as we discuss local oral history collections, and what these collections can tell us about the larger story of Pittsburgh.  Particular focus will be given to the Teenie Harris Archive’s and the Holocaust Center’s oral history testimony collections.  Panel will consist of five local experts from academia, museums, and more.  More details to come!  Contact Christina Sahovey with questions: or 412-939-7289