Synagogue deaths marked
Two weeks after a gunman shot to death 11 people inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, their lives were remembered yesterday with a moment of silence and rally for peace.
Rabbis from the three congregations whose members were meeting in the Tree of Life synagogue building at the time of the October 27 shooting — the deadliest attack on Jews in US history — were among a few hundred who attended the event at Pittsburgh’s Point State Park. Among them were actor and MC Michael Keaton, and actor Tom Hanks.
Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old truck driver, is accused of the rampage. He had pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
Mayor Bill Peduto reminded the crowd the rally was taking place on the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Nazi Germany’s systematic assault on Jews and their institutions.