The Tree of Life Synagogue

A Museum statement condemning the Pittsburgh shootings. 

The National WWII Museum joins the world in condemning the senseless shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. Our hearts are filled with sympathy for the victims, their families, and the broader Pittsburgh and Jewish communities, and we mourn the tragedy today with all of our campus flags at half-staff. 

The National WWII Museum exists to tell the story of the WWII generation, including the critical role that Americans played in defeating Hitler’s oppressive regime, liberating concentration camp prisoners, and helping rebuild war-torn communities. Through the Museum’s exhibits and educational outreach efforts, we proudly teach the legacies of World War II, especially the importance of confronting hatred, tyranny, and anti-Semitism.