For You Were Strangers: Jewish Immigration to Pittsburgh, 1880-1990 | Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh | Visual Art | Pittsburgh City Paper

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For You Were Strangers: Jewish Immigration to Pittsburgh, 1880-1990

After the tragic Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in 2018, members of the media “falsely circulated that one of the victims, Rose Mallinger, was a Holocaust survivor,” according to Lauren Bairnsfather, director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. “We realized this error was part of a larger misconception that Jews came to the United States only or primarily after the Holocaust.” For You Were Strangers: Jewish Immigration to Pittsburgh, 1880-1990, the Holocaust Center's new multi-media exhibit, aims to educate the public of Pittsburgh's 100-year history of Jewish immigration. Opening night will feature a brief talk from Eric Lidji, director of the Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center, whose archives are included in the exhibit.

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