Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Daring to Decide: when Ordinary People make Extraordinary Decisions

Sunday, October 22, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

You will be redirected to an external site to register


Join us as we hear the stories of seemingly ordinary people, turned extraordinary, as they bravely navigated life-altering choices during World War II, saving tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Among them were Righteous Among Nations Sergeant Roddie Edmunds, for whom one of the violins has been dedicated and Ho Feng Shan, consul-general in Vienna during World War II.

Our four distinguished guests, will share their experiences and family stories in a panel discussion moderated by CLP President & Director Andrew Medlar

  • Dr. David Frey, Founding Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Academy
  • Pastor Christopher Edmunds, son of Sergeant Roddie Edmonds
  • Bettie Pei-Wen Ho Carlson, granddaughter of Ho Feng Shan
  • Brenda Tate, retired Pittsburgh Police Officer

Followed by an audience Q&A

Presented in partnership with Violins of Hope. The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of No Surrender: A Father, A Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live on Today by Christopher Edmunds and Douglas Century.

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
On street Parking or Carnegie Museum lot behind Museum


Sunday, October 22, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Scroll to Top