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The Holocaust and the Dirty War: Jewish Art and Literature in Argentina

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The University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies is pleased to present its Ninth Annual Community Lecture Series, in cooperation with synagogues and other sponsoring partners across the greater Twin Cities. Join us as writers and thinkers from varied fields address intriguing questions relevant to the Jewish experience today.


For many of Argentina’s Jews, especially those who were deeply affected by the state terrorassociated with the military junta of 1976-84, the Holocaust resonates deeply with their own nation’s Dirty War.For Jews outside of Argentina, the comparison may seem impossible, but writers such as Manuela Fingueretand Nora Strejilevich make the connections clear. Artists Guillermo Kuitca and Mirta Kupferminc, andphotographer Marcelo Brodsky also make reference to the Holocaust in their work. This talk will explore howand why the Holocaust is reflected in these Jewish writers and artists in their compelling works on Argentina’sDirty War.

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