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Holocaust survivor reflects one year after Tree of Life massacre

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.

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 historically Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, held its second annual Walk to Remember ...

Husband relates story of wife’s Holocaust survival

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)

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 in Vichy, France, so she — a young girl of Jewish descent — could escape the genocide being car...

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, shows Higgins at one point in a gas chamber before making a commentary about the United States...

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