Historical scholar Eric Lidji has been appointed as the new director of the Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives at The Heinz History Center.
Lidji, who has worked on projects and research associated with the Rauh program for the past six years, succeeds David Schlitt.
Lidji, a former associate editor of the Chronicle, has completed special projects on Jewish Pittsburgh such as “A Tradition of Giving” and “They Could Get It for You Wholesale.”
He has conducted more than 60 oral histories, created 58 exhibits and created more than 170 family profiles and has written or contributed to five books, including the soon-to-be released “The Seventeenth Generation.”
Lidji has conducted conferences and seminars, lectures and readings and has served on panels seeking to inspire native Pittsburghers to better understand the value of their diverse communities, according to a statement from the Heinz History Center.
Lidji will be introduced at the next Rauh Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m. PJC