Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tree of Life Memorials to Be Moved Indoors

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tree of Life Memorials to Be Moved Indoors

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The makeshift memorials that have appeared on Wilkins Avenue in Squirrel Hill as spontaneous acts of mourning for the 11 people killed Oct. 27 at the Tree of Life synagogue will be moved inside next week for preservation, the congregations of Tree of Life, Dor Hadash and New Light announced Friday.

The memorials, left by friends and family members of the deceased, neighbors and strangers, will be deconstructed beginning Wednesday.

They will be placed inside the synagogue's main lobby and be on view to the public through glass doors.

Then they will be cataloged and preserved in the Rauh Jewish History Program&Archives at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District.

The memorials are being moved because of concerns about inclement weather, traffic and potential vandalism, the congregations said. …

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