Ensuring We Never Forget: Archiving Pittsburgh’s Tragedy

Eric Lidji
Director of Ruah Jewish History Program & Archives
Wednesday March 18
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.

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