A 21st Century Resource Center
The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center is located on the West Windsor, NJ, campus of Mercer County Community College. We are dedicated to providing the most current resources on Holocaust and genocide education for the 21st Century classroom. Learn more about us at mccc.edu/holocaust.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Holocaust Center Spotlights Role of Latin America as Refuge
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center
provided information regarding the role Latin America played for European Jews seeking refuge
from 1933 through 1945. Christina Chavarria, program coordinator at the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum in Washington, researched Latin America as a refuge during the Holocaust and
urged that these less-familiar stories be told alongside more common tales of survivors who fled
to the United States and Israel. Some 84,000 Jewish refugees escaped the Nazis by immigrating
At the museum,she highlights the importance of using individual stories and specific artifacts to
make history live for students.