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Hearing History

Written by Cara J. Hayden

Listen. Just listen. To the timbre of voices. To the inflections and stutters. To the stories of history, drama, and life told by the people of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community. This is the unique experience offered by a Jewish oral history project recently mounted online through a collaboration between Pitt’s University Library System and the Pittsburgh Section of the National Council of Jewish Women. The project consists of more than 500 audio interviews dating from 1968 to 2001. They’ve purposely never been transcribed so that people must listen. Tune in at