Ensuring We Never Forget: Archiving Pittsburgh’s Tragedy

Lecturer(s)
Eric Lidji
Director of Ruah Jewish History Program & Archives
Date
Wednesday March 18
Time
7 p.m.

After the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27, 2018, many said, “We will never forget.” How can we fulfill that promise beyond our lifetimes? Archivists are answering that question by adapting their profession to the age of mass shootings. These events quickly generate a tremendous amount of material, as well as a strong public desire to preserve and exhibit those materials. The logistical, financial and ethical challenges faced by the Rauh Jewish Archives in Pittsburgh present a case study of an emerging trend around the world.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$0
Nonmember Cost
$5