Jewish communities in countries across Latin America held events to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Due to the pandemic commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Latin America was held in-person in only a few countries this year.
All events were available to watch live through streaming.
Here’s a sample of some of the events held in person:
In Chile, an event organized by B’nai B’rith and the Chile Jewish community took place in the Foreign Ministry, with Minister Andres Allamand as the keynote speaker. Under Secretary Carolina Valdivia was also in attendance.
In Guatemala, Costa Rica and Mexico, events were held in the respective Congresses. Only the main leaders of the Jewish communities attended.
In Uruguay, Congress gathered in the morning with 35 Jewish leaders in attendance—including B'nai B'rith Uruguay President Franklin Rosenfeld. In the evening, Minister of Education and Culture Pablo Da Silveira made a very strong speech against anti-Semitism and intolerance. He spoke to all the country through radio stations and TV channels.
In Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru, the Jewish communities held cultural events that were streamed live.