“Holocaust Survivors in Latin America: Memories and Cultural Narratives"
Dr. Yosef J. Goldstein is currently Lecturer in the Melton Center at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). As a Phyllis Greenberg Heideman and Richard D. Heideman Fellow at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Dr. Goldstein will be conducting research for his project, “Holocaust Survivors in Latin America: Memories and Cultural Narratives.”
Dr. Goldstein has language abilities in Spanish, Hebrew, English and Portuguese. He was further a 2016-2017 Senior Research Fellow at the International Research Institute in Yad Vashem (Israel).
While in residence at the Mandel Center, Dr. Goldstein will conduct research on Latin American Holocaust survivors. He seeks to study the impact of the Holocaust and Holocaust memory in Latin American Jewish communities and societies. Through his research he will explore why survivors chose Latin America to be their new home, narrative patterns since 1945, and how the survivors adapted to Latin America. Drawing on the museum’s resources, he seeks to complete a general mapping of Latin American Holocaust survivor testimonies and narratives, and to analyze the cultural representation of these survivors within the past 20 years.
Dr. Goldstein will be in residence through July 31, 2019, and can be contacted at his museum email firstname.lastname@example.org.