Mobility, Survival and Integration: Experiences and Narratives of Holocaust Survivors in Latin America

Latin American Research Week team


The 2017 to 2018 Latin American Research Week Team pose for a picture. From left to right: Yael Siman, Alejandra Morales Stekel, Emmanuel Kahan, Daniela Gleizer Salzman, Lorena Avila Jaimes, Susana Sosenski, and Nancy Nicholls Lopeandía.

August 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time

A public presentation by:
Lorena Ávila (Centro Internacional de Toledo para la Paz, Colombia)
Daniela Gleizer (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México)
Emmanuel Kahan (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
Nancy Nichols (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile)
Yael Siman (Universidad Iberoamericana, México)
Susana Sosenski (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México)
Alejandra Morales Stekel (Director, Interactive Jewish Museum of Chile, Chile)

Organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research

Latin America became a non-marginal place for Jewish refugees and Holocaust survivors from 1933 until 1945 and also in the post-war years. This interdisciplinary team of scholars is comparatively examining the experiences of Holocaust survivors in four Latin American countries — Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico — using USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive testimonies as the primary source.

In this presentation, the scholars will discuss the project’s progress and the initial results of the team’s intensive discussion, research, experimentation, and collaboration made possible through the Center’s unique Research Week opportunity.