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Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh Educates, Empowers Individuals to Build a More Humane Society


OpticVoices: Roots, a photography exhibit by Emmai Alaquiva, at the Holocaust Center’s new space at Chatham University. Photo credit Melanie Wieland

The Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, one of the first such centers in the nation, opened in 1980. Its purpose, according to its mission statement, is to connect the horrors of the Holocaust and antisemitism with injustices of today. Through education, the Holocaust Center seeks to address these injustices and empower individuals to build a more civil and humane society.