Justice, Truth, and Memory in Jewish Argentina


Tuesday March 9

Time (Eastern Time)

5:00 PM  –  6:00 PM

After World War II, Argentina became home to one of the world’s largest communities of Holocaust survivors at the same time as the country provided refuge to many former Nazis. Today, this complex legacy of the Holocaust interacts with other legacies of violence in Argentina, including the 1976 to 1983 dictatorship and the 1994 AMIA bombing. Explore issues of justice, truth, and memory in Argentina in this virtual program, which will be co-presented with the Museo del Holocausto de Buenos Aires.

The program will feature:

  • Dr. Natasha Zaretsky, a cultural anthropologist, Senior Lecturer at New York University, and Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University, who recently published Acts of Repair: Justice, Truth, and the Politics of Memory in Argentina with Rutgers University Press;
  • Diana Wang, a therapist and writer in Argentina who chaired Generations of the Shoah for 14 years and now serves on the Board of the Museo del Holocausto de Buenos Aires and the Advisory Board of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust; and
  • Ruth Messinger, longtime New York political leader and Global Ambassador and former President of American Jewish World Service.