Responding to the Tree of Life Tragedy

The events of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh have led to a worldwide outpouring of sympathy and support. The Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives of the Senator John Heinz History Center is collecting materials that document this global response. As international efforts take place to memorialize the victims and to aid the survivors and their families and communities, we wish to document moments of healing, giving, protest, and solidarity from all over the world and from here in Western Pennsylvania. These materials will be preserved at the Heinz History Center and made available for open research.

Help us by contributing your digital content:

The History Center is collecting digital images, sound and film recordings, social media, typed recollections, and other digital content relating to the events at Tree of Life, as well as memorials, rallies and community gatherings around the world. You can help us by sharing your documentation of these events.

To submit a file or URL location, please use our Collection Form. For assistance, please contact RJArchives@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Before submitting, please review these Guidelines and Terms.

Help us by contributing physical items:

The History Center is collecting physical items such as programs, signs, transcripts of speeches and remarks, commemorative objects, flags, and other ephemera relating to the events at Tree of Life, as well as memorials, rallies and community gatherings around the world.

To offer physical material, please contact Eric Lidji, Director of the Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives at RJArchives@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Please choose the type of content you would like to submit:

Upload File:

Please name your file to reflect its content.
Limit: 25MB If your file is larger than 25MB, please upload it to a file-sharing platform such as Google Drive or Dropbox and link to it in the description field.

Title (required):

Provide a title for your image, audio or video file. Ex.: “Memorial at Shady and Wilkins Avenue.”

Description:

Provide as much description as you can about the experience documented in your file(s), including where your documentation was made, who was present or who is depicted, or any other relevant details.

Date:

When did this experience take place?

Location:

Where did this experience take place? Please consider including a building, street or neighborhood name, city, state/province, and country.

Your name (required):

Email address (required):

You may be contacted by History Center staff.

I wish to remain anonymous.

By submitting my content, I understand that the History Center does not guarantee full anonymity and may contact me confidentially.

I have read and agree to the terms.

Read: Guidelines and Terms.

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URL (required):

Description:

Provide as much description as you can about the above URL, including its relevance to the tragedy or relevant names, dates and locations.

Your name (required):

Email address (required):

You may be contacted by History Center staff.

I wish to remain anonymous.

By submitting my content, I understand that the History Center does not guarantee full anonymity and may contact me confidentially.

I have read and agree to the terms.

Read: Guidelines and Terms.

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URL (required):

Description:

Provide as much description as you can about the above URL, including its relevance to the tragedy or relevant names, dates and locations.

Date:

Please record the date of the social media post.

Your name (required):

Email address (required):

You may be contacted by History Center staff.

I wish to remain anonymous.

By submitting my content, I understand that the History Center does not guarantee full anonymity and may contact me confidentially.

I have read and agree to the terms.

Read: Guidelines and Terms.

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Title:

Tell Your Story:

Please tell your story in as much detail as possible.

Upload File:

Please name your file to reflect its content.
Limit: 25MB If your file is larger than 25MB, please upload it to a file-sharing platform such as Google Drive or Dropbox and link to it in the "Tell Your Story" field.

Date:

When did this experience take place?

Location:

Where did this experience take place? Please consider including a building, street or neighborhood name, city, state/province, and country.

Your name (required):

Email address (required):

You may be contacted by History Center staff.

I wish to remain anonymous.

By submitting my content, I understand that the History Center does not guarantee full anonymity and may contact me confidentially.

I have read and agree to the terms.

Read: Guidelines and Terms.

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Contribution Guidelines and Terms

The Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives of the Heinz History Center is collecting materials relating to the events of Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue and its response throughout communities worldwide. Please read the following guidelines before submitting your content:

All accepted items will be made available for public research by the Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center.
By submitting content through this form, you are granting the History Center non-exclusive (shared), royalty-free license to preserve, modify, and share your content for public research, educational use, exhibits, or publication, including in print or online.
The Heinz History Center reserves the right to remove content that it considers duplicative, inappropriate, or outside the scope of the project. The History Center is not obligated to include your content in this project or preserve it in perpetuity.
Please only submit photographic, audio, or video material which you own or have created. If you would like to refer or nominate material which you do not own, please contact us at RJArchives@heinzhistorycenter.org.
You must be 18 years of age or older to submit content.