Tour Global Jewish Life: Argentina
Tuesday at 12:00pm PDT
Discover the fascinating history of how Jewish immigrants first settled in rural areas before moving to the cities, and how South America, especially Argentina, provided a safe haven for those fleeing persecution. Learn about the political, economic, and social challenges Argentina faced, including the impact of the Holocaust and the two devastating terror attacks on the Jewish Community in Buenos Aires. We will also explore the current state of Jewish life in Argentina today and answer any questions you may have. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich and diverse culture of Jewish Argentina!
Claudia Hercman is an Argentinian tour guide and translator. She is also a sculptor and painter, whose main subjects are Memory and Uprooting, in honor of her four grandparents who emigrated from Poland to Argentina in the ´30s. Claudia was born and raised in Buenos Aires, into the Argentinian Jewish community. She has been conducting city, art, and Jewish tours for over 20 years. In 2020 she developed virtual Jewish tours as an excuse to be able to talk to people and meet new friends from all over the world, while helping them explore the history of the Jews in Argentina.