Retired University of Pittsburgh History Professor Seymour Drescher Has Long Spoken about Antisemitism, and at Various Times throughout His Long Career, Has Seen First Hand Hate's Impact [Derived Headline]

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Retired University of Pittsburgh History Professor Seymour Drescher Has Long Spoken about Antisemitism, and at Various Times throughout His Long Career, Has Seen First Hand Hate's Impact [Derived Headline]


Cholodofsky, Rich, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Retired University of Pittsburgh history professor Seymour Drescher has long spoken about antisemitism, and at various times throughout his long career, has seen first hand hate's impact.

Last fall, he saw it again when members of his own community, friends and fellow worshippers, were gunned down in the deadliest incident of antisemitism in U.S. history.

A member of the Tree of Life Congregation in Squirrel Hill, Drescher had just driven into the parking lot last Oct. 27 when he was warned by congregants about the gunman inside who had just shot and killed 11 in the synagogue just after services had started that morning.

During a speech Sunday at the Congregation Emanu-El Israel in Greensburg as part of a Holocaust remembrance service, Drescher talked about the importance never allowing the memory of the deaths of 6 million Jews at the hands of the Nazis drift away and how history's lessons can help stem the tide of today's antisemitism.

"We need people of different religions to speak up," Drescher said. "We need to say you cannot do this. The struggle comes in waves, but they can't reach the final wave."

Drescher and his wife, Ruth, were impacted by the Holocaust. He said many of his family members were killed in Europe by the Nazis. His wife is a Holocaust survivor whose family was able to escape Germany when she was 5 years old.

Sunday's service was sponsored by Congregation Emanu-El Israel; along with the Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association; the Greensburg Ministerium; The Westmoreland Jewish Community Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh; Seton Hill University's National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education; the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP, The YWCA Westmoreland County and the Westmoreland Diversity Council. …

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