A public lecture by the 2017-2018 Research Week team
Lorena Ávila (Centro Internacional de Toledo para la Paz, Colombia)
Daniela Gleizer (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México)
Emmanuel Kahan (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
Nancy Nichols (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile)
Yael Siman (Universidad Iberoamericana, México)
Susana Sosenski (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México)
Alejandra Morales Stekel (Director, Interactive Jewish Museum of Chile, Chile)
Latin America became a non-marginal place for Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors from 1933 until 1945 and also in the post-war years. This interdisciplinary team of scholars is comparatively examining the experiences of Holocaust survivors in four Latin American countries -- Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico -- using USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive testimonies as the primary source.
In this presentation, the scholars will discuss the project’s progress and the initial results of the team’s intensive discussion, research, experimentation, and collaboration made possible through the Center’s unique Research Week opportunity.