As we recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for a discussion about individuals who sought or provided refuge in Latin America during and after the Holocaust. Chilean immigrant Dr. Natalio Berman, who was a Parliament member, helped 68 Jews escape Nazi Europe and find safe haven in his adopted country despite tight immigration restrictions. Repeated torture by the Gestapo didn’t stop French resistance member Maria Edwards from rescuing Jewish children bound for concentration camps and finding them homes in her native homeland in Chile. Latin America also became a refuge for some of the most despicable Holocaust perpetrators.
The live program will be in Spanish. English subtitles will be added later for viewing on demand.
Alejandra Morales Stekel, Holocaust researcher and educator, former director of the Interactive Jewish Museum of Chile
Jaime Monllor, International Outreach Officer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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