New Online Resource: “Archive of Tree of Life Attack and Aftermath Goes Public”
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Years of painstaking and often emotional collecting and curating became tangible to the public Tuesday with the launch of an online archive documenting the Oct. 27, 2018, attack on the Tree of Life synagogue and the immense outpouring it sparked.
The online archive, october27archive.org, is still in its infancy, featuring 150 specially selected documents, screen captures and photos. It was created by the Heinz History Center’s Rauh Jewish History Program and Archive, which has also overseen the entire documentation and archival process.
“This was a system we thought we could grow into,” Eric Lidji, director of the Rauh archive, said of the format. “The goal this year, next year … is to start putting this tremendous volume online.”
“Each object included … represents a single response to the attack,” Mr. Lidji said, “By bringing all these objects together in one place, we honor the many incredible responses to that terrible day.”
Direct to october27archive.org
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