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A Jewish Legacy : Pittsburgh

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 ​Images of America - Jewish Pittsburgh

By the mid-19th century, Jews from German lands began settling in Pittsburgh, later to be followed by Jews from the Russian and Austro-Hungarian Empires and Romania. They founded businesses and organizations such as Giant Eagle, Kaufmann’s Department Store, Montefiore Hospital, the Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Civic Light Opera, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Steel City Jews: A History of Pittsburgh and its Jewish Community 1840-1915 
Pittsburgh was called by various observers “Hell with the Lid On” and “Hell with the Lid Off.” It was a city rich in contrasts and rich in its history. And amid the swirling currents that made up the vibrant flow of the city’s life, navigated the Jews, an immigrant group that began settling in the region in the 1840's. They might not have rivaled the likes of Carnegie and Frick, but they had their own movers and shakers. Come meet A. Leo Weil who battled municipal corruption and graft, the Kaufmann brothers of department store fame, Barney Dreyfuss who launched the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bertha Rauh, community service volunteer extraordinaire, and a whole host of others who made their contribution to the development of the town.


Steel City Jews: In Prosperity, Depression and War 1915-1950
Pittsburgh was called by various observers “Hell with the Lid On” and “Hell with the Lid Off.” It was a city rich in contrasts and rich in its history. And amid the swirling currents that made up the vibrant flow of the city’s life, navigated the Jews, an immigrant group that began settling in the region in the 1840's. They might not have rivaled the likes of Carnegie and Frick, but they had their own movers and shakers. Come meet A. Leo Weil who battled municipal corruption and graft, the Kaufmann brothers of department store fame, Barney Dreyfuss who launched the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bertha Rauh, community service volunteer extraordinaire, and a whole host of others who made their contribution to the development of the town.


A Jewish Legacy: Pittsburgh (DVD)
The video is a panorama of the Pittsburgh Jewish community from its founding in the 1840's up through the present time. Drawing on various Pittsburgh personalities and archival material the film focuses on the founding fathers, the wave of Eastern Europeans who settled on the Hill, war and depression, the Soviet Jewish migration to Pittsburgh in the 1980's up to the present.

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