- Sept. 27, 2021
-- LATIN AMERICAN RESPONSES TO THE HOLOCAUST UNION, N.J. — During a virtual event later this month hosted by the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University (HRC), Christina Chavarría, the national outreach coordinator for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss how various Latin American countries responded to the Holocaust. The event will be held in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15 2021) and Chavarría will present materials from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) archives to reveal how Latin Americans responded to the events in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. "Although the events of the Holocaust affected the entire world, students' historical knowledge is often limited to Europe and the English-speaking world," according Dr. Adara Goldberg, Director of the Holocaust Resource Center. "The inclusion of Latin American responses to Nazi persecution, and the plight of Jewish refugees in particular, creates a more nuanced understanding of the Holocaust as a complex, global event." Chavarría's 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 U.S. Latinx communities. Thursday will mark Chavarría's second engagement with Kean University, following her successful presentation at our inaugural bilingual teachers' conference last spring. "The HRC is so excited to bring Chavarría back for this keynote address," says Goldberg. "As a Hispanic-serving institution, I hope our students will be inspired to learn more about their own histories and relationships to historical events." The event is co-sponsored by the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University, Kean University's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Kean Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the N.J. Commission on Holocaust Education.
WHAT: Latin American Responses to the Holocaust: Examples in Various Latin American Countries.
WHEN: Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual, via Zoom.
TO REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/rntn44am
Holocaust Resource Center at Kean Universityhrc@kean.edu