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Mobility, Survival and Integration: Experiences and Narratives of Holocaust Survivors in Latin America

August 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

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.

Memories of Mobility, Migration and Integration

On August 24, 2017, scholars from Latin America presented their initial findings on their use of the Visual History Archive and mapped out potential avenues of inquiry focusing on Holocaust survivors who eventually settled in Latin America. This presentation is one of the outcomes of a "scholar in residence" fellowship that brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to collaborate on a research project at USC for Interdisciplinary Research Week.

The researchers include Yael Siman (Iberoamericana University), Nancy Nicholls Lopeandía (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Lorena Avila Jaimes (Centro Internacional de Toledo para la Paz), Susana Sosenski (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Emmanuel Kahan (Universidad Nacional de La Plata), Alejandra Morales Stekel (Jewish Interactive Museum of Chile), and Daniela Gleizer Salzman (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

Start: August 24, 2017 / 4:00 PM
Where: Social Sciences Building, Room 250 , Los Angeles
Social Sciences Building, Room 250
3502 Trousdale Parkway , Los Angeles United States