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Passages to Safety: Untold Stories of Jewish Refugees in Latin America

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While Latin America only permitted about 84,000 Jewish refugees during the Holocaust, pockets of hope emerged. Tens of thousands of Spanish and Jewish refugees escaped Nazi-occupied Europe with the help of diplomats like Gilberto Bosques Saldívar of México. Jews were also offered crucial passage away from Nazi persecution by governments in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Join Irvin Moreno-Rodriguez, interim director of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center and member of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, for a discussion about Jewish refuge in Latin America during the Holocaust.

This program is free, but the suggested donation is $10. We always appreciate your support of our efforts in Holocaust and antisemitism education!

This event is part of our “Elizabeth Sylvian Memorial Lectures,” which address issues related to the Holocaust, including lessons still to be learned and implications for the 21st century.

Sponsored by: Drs. Ricardo & Blima Mitre, Todd Rosenfeld & Delilah Picard, Anonymous, Chatham University Social Sciences Department, and Center for Latin American Studies at University of Pittsburgh


Chatham University, James Lauglin Music Hall
5798 Woodland Road
PIttsburgh, 15232 United States
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