Hidden Worlds: Tour Jewish Argentina with a Local Guide
Wednesdays, 10am-11:30am PDT
Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.
In this two-session tour, acclaimed tour guide Claudia Hercman will take you on an unexpected adventure into the histories and present of the Jewish community in Argentina -- considered the 6th largest in the world.
Session 1 will outline the origins of this community, from the Inquisition and concluding to World War I.
Session 2 will begin with the interwar period, traveling to the present.
ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
Claudia Hercman is an Argentinian tour guide and translator. She is also a sculptor and painter, whose main subjects are Memory and Uprooting, in honour 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. Twenty years ago, she became bored of translating books with a computer as her only company, so she decided to study tourism and history. She has been conducting city, art and Jewish tours ever since, and enjoying every single moment of it. And then, 2020 arrived, and with it the pandemic, which forced her to go back to spending time with her computer. So she decided to create these 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.