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Sunday Salon Series: Holocaust Refugees - Latin America

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Sun, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Duration   1h 15m

The Holocaust Teacher Institute at the University of Miami, School of Education & Human Development is proud to announce the Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Foundation Holocaust/Jewish themed Sunday Salon Series.

Holocaust Refugees - Latin America

You won't want to miss this outstanding presentation on a little known piece of Holocaust history! What were the prospects of European Jews seeking refuge in Latin America in the 1930s and 1940s, and after the War? Drawing on the collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this unique presentation using visuals will look at various countries such as Venezuela and Bolivia and other countries in Latin America and the possibilities and challenges they provided for European Jews seeking a safe haven before, during, and after the War.

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Christina Chavarría

Program Coordinator in the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Christina Chavarría is a Program Coordinator in the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where she has worked since December 2006. She has represented the Museum in the US, Europe, Latin America, Israel, Japan, and around the United States. Her interests lie in Holocaust literature, engaging new audiences and partners, and studying and disseminating information on the impact and history of the Holocaust in Spain, Latin America, and the US Latino population. She has forged relationships for the Museum with organizations such as the US Department of Education, National Archives and Records Administration, the US Department of State, museums within the Smithsonian Institution, and Holocaust organizations in Latin America.

Christina currently runs the Conference for Holocaust Education Centers and works with 50 Holocaust organizations around the country. She is also part of a small team of Museum staff who is overseeing the Museum’s implementation of HR 943, the Never Again Act, federal legislation that will implement Holocaust education around the US for the next five years. Previously, Christina served as Director of Education at Holocaust Museum Houston for six and a half years. Prior to that, she was a high school English teacher for nine years in El Paso, Texas, her city of birth.

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