Nancy Nicholls Lopeandia is a lecturer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile on themes of memory, oral history and contemporary Chilean history. She received her BA in History at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and her PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex, United Kingdom. She has written about the experiences of repression among victims of the Chilean dictatorship (1973-1990) based on survivor testimonies. In recent years, her principal research topic has been survival, migration and adaptation among Holocaust survivors migrating to Chile. This work is also based on the oral histories of survivors. She is co-author, with Lorena Avila and Yael Siman, of “Narratives of survival by Holocaust Victims/Survivors in Chile, Colombia, and Mexico” published in: Lessons and Legacies, vol. 14. This research is based on oral testimonies from two collections: the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and Voces de la Shoá, Colección Memoria Viva. She is also co-author, with Yael Siman, of “New Homes and Transitional Spaces for Holocaust Survivors in Chile and Mexico” a chapter in the book Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference (The Holocaust and its Contexts), to be published in January 2021.
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