Come explore the history of the Jewish people in Argentina, from its colonial times to modernity. As we navigate the history of a 200,000+ collective, we’ll explore the neighborhoods of Once, Tribunales and Retiro.
We’ll go beyond tradition as we explore how politics and the broad history of Argentina shaped and made it’s Jewish population into what it is today.
We’ll see AMIA, known as “the mother institution” of Jewish life in Argentina, targeted by a terrorist attack in the 90s.
Later, we’ll visit the Jewish Museum and Libertad Synagogue. Here we’ll talk the “cryptojews” who escaped the European Inquisition by coming to Latin America, and how the population became organized as waves of Jewish immigrants entered the country in the late 1800s.
You’ll hear about the Jewish Gauchos, the only American Pogrom, the communist heritage of the URRS Jews, the “disappeared” of the last Argentine dictatorship and the challenges faced today by our community.