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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Bold Actions That Led to Refuge in Latin America

Event details
Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Wed, Oct 7, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

As they recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 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.

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

Watch live at You do not need a Facebook account to view their program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the USHMM's Facebook page.

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