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Opinion | We need to improve Holocaust education

Opinion | We need to improve Holocaust education

By Rachel Soloff, Staff Columnist February 2, 2021
With an uptick in fascism and anti-Semitic attacks internationally, we need to improve and emphasize Holocaust education.
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.
Shulamit Bastacky, a Pittsburgh resident and Holocaust survivor, spoke in the fourth annual installment of a lecture series featuring Holocaust survivors organized by Alpha Epsilon Pi, one of Pitt’s Jewish fraternities.

Holocaust survivor reflects one year after Tree of Life massacre

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer November 11, 2019
Shulamit Bastacky, a Squirrel Hill resident and Holocaust survivor, said she was touched when she saw her photograph on the Cathedral of Learning’s lawn as part of the “Lest We Forget” exhibit.
Opinion | Dark tourism shouldn't be used for social media clout

Opinion | Dark tourism shouldn’t be used for social media clout

By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist November 4, 2019
This behavior is reflective of a disconnect with the past and simultaneously reveals a dangerous aspect of social media.
Pitt honors Holocaust victims in annual remembrance walk

Pitt honors Holocaust victims in annual remembrance walk

By Thompson Wymard | Staff Writer April 13, 2018

A procession of Pitt community members dressed in black marched from from Trees Hall to the Bigelow Lawn Wednesday night. The mourning colors were worn not just to remember one death, but millions. Pitt’s...

At a talk about surviving the Holocaust, Keith Sachs read his wife’s written memoirs to a crowd of about 40 people Wednesday. (Illustration by Garrett Aguilar | Staff Illustrator)

Husband relates story of wife’s Holocaust survival

By Laura Howe | For The Pitt News October 19, 2017

Renee Sachs was hardly old enough to read when she realized that, if she made a mistake, it could cost two lives — hers and her aunt’s. When she was 4 years old, Sachs went to live with her aunt...

Auschwitz memorial tells US congressman: ‘It’s not a stage’

By Eric Garcia | Roll Call (TNS) July 5, 2017

Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins was criticized for posting a video of himself at the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz for political commentary. The five-minute video, posted to Lee Johnson Media,...

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