The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is pleased to share the following program from the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center:

Program:  “Possibilities and Challenges for Refuge in Latin America During the Holocaust”

Date:        Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Time:        7:00 PM ET

Platform:  This program will take place online.

Please note, registration is required. Please click here to register.

Thousands of Jewish refugees spent months crossing the ocean, fleeing the Nazi regime, hoping to find safety when they reached Latin American countries on the other side of the world. In total, Latin American governments officially permitted only about 84,000 Jewish refugees to immigrate between 1933 and 1945, less than half the number admitted during the previous fifteen years.

Argentina and Uruguay provided both possibilities and challenges for European Jews seeking a safe haven before, during, and after the War. Join Christina Chavarria, Program Coordinator in the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as she recounts powerful stories through an engaging visual presentation.