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About This Event

Time: October 7, 2020, 9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. EDT

Ticket: Free, Registration Not Required

Location: Virtual Event

  • Betty and Marcel Frydman were rescued in the early 1940s by Chilean social worker Maria Errazuriz (formerly Maria Edwards). Courtesy of Yad Vashem
  • Betty and Marcel Frydman were rescued in the early 1940s by Chilean social worker Maria Errazuriz (formerly Maria Edwards). Courtesy of Yad Vashem

Due to some technical diffiiculties, we will release the program's recording shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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 Chilean native and French resistance member Maria Edwards from risking her life to rescue Jewish children bound for concentration camps. 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.

Speaker
Alejandra Morales Stekel, Holocaust researcher and educator, former director of the Interactive Jewish Museum of Chile

Moderator
Jaime Monllor, International Outreach Officer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at facebook.com/holocaustmuseum. You do not need a Facebook account to view our program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the Museum's Facebook page.