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Holocaust survivor and educator Shulamit Bastacky passed away Jan. 1, at the age of 79, after battling cancer.

Pitt remembers Holocaust survivor, alumna Shulamit Bastacky

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
Teddy bears are a common gift for any age or event, but for the Pitt community, teddy bears represent Holocaust survivor and educator Shulamit Bastacky, and her overwhelming kindness and passion to help others. Bastacky passed away Jan. 1 at 79.
Adam Maeroff’s painting “Cloudy with a Chance of Learning” shows a visitor to the “Lest We Forget” exhibition that was on display on the Cathedral of Learning lawn last fall.

Pittsburgh painter captures reactions to “Lest We Forget”

By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor January 6, 2020
Emily Loeb noticed a man taking photographs as she and two companions walked through the “Lest We Forget” exhibition on the Cathedral of Learning lawn last fall, but she didn’t think much of it.
Luigi Toscano (left), creator of the “Lest We Forget” exhibit, holds hands with Solange Lebovitz (right), a Holocaust survivor, on Wednesday outside the Cathedral of Learning.

Holocaust memorial exhibit “Lest We Forget” opens on the Cathedral lawn

By Hayley Lesh, For the Pitt News October 21, 2019
“Lest We Forget” includes 60 individual photographs of survivors, 19 of whom are from Pittsburgh.

“Lest We Forget” exhibit honoring Holocaust survivors comes to Pitt

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor October 2, 2019
Photographs from the German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano’s traveling exhibit “Lest We Forget” will line the pathway from the Cathedral of Learning to Heinz Chapel from Oct. 18 to Nov. 15.
Shulamit Bastacky — a Lithuanian Holocaust survivor — spoke to a crowded room of Pitt community members in the William Pitt Union Sunday evening.

Shulamit Bastacky: Holocaust survivor shares her story

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor November 6, 2018
Shulamit Bastacky, a 77-year-old Holocaust survivor, spoke to an audience of hundreds at the William Pitt Union on Sunday evening.
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