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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Hispanic Americans Sacrificing to Serve Their Country

Event details
Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Thu, Sep 15, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

Tony Acevedo was a devoted American despite the discrimination he faced because of his Mexican heritage. He was among more than 500,000 Latino men and women who served the US military during World War II.

Even after he was captured and tortured by the Germans, Tony’s dedication to his fellow soldiers never wavered. He tended to their medical and spiritual needs and risked his life to record their experiences in captivity in a secret diary. Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum during Hispanic Heritage Month as they recognize the courageous contributions Tony and other Mexican Americans made to help the Allies defeat Nazi Germany and win the war.

Christina Chavarría, Program Coordinator, Education Initiatives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The program will be captioned in Spanish.

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

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