Victims’ Names released in deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US history

The victims ranged in age from 54 to 97, including some from the same family.

By World Israel News

Calling it the “darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history,” Mayor Bill Peduto vowed that hatred would be eradicated from the city and the nation at a news conference where the names of the victims of a synagogue shooting on Saturday were released.

Eight men and three women were killed. They ranged in age from 54 to 97. Some were members of the same family.

The victims were: Joyce Feinberg, 75; Richard Gottfried, 65; Rose Mallinger, 97; Jerry Rabinowitz, 66; Cecil Rosenthal, 59; David Rosenthal, 54; Bernice Simon, 84; Sylvan Simon, 86; Daniel Stein, 71; Melvin Wax, 88; and Irving Younger, 69.

The Rosenthals were brothers. Bernice and Sylvan Simon were husband and wife.

It was likely the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history, the Anti-Defamation League stated.

Robert Bowers, the gunman, shot the 11 Jewish congregants at the Tree Hill synagogue in the largely Jewish neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. Six others were wounded, some critically.

Bowers was arrested after a shootout with police in which he sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

AP contributed to this report.