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Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure: The Jews of Argentina
October 4, 2015 – January 17, 2016

This exhibit, curated by Jewish Museum Milwaukee, explored how Jews came to Argentina, focusing on the similarities and differences to Milwaukee’s history. We demystify the Jewish experience in Argentina and provide historical context for immigration, community development and anti-Semitism.  Through this exhibit, JMM reveals Argentine Jewish life and provides a broad sense of communal ties, cultural contributions, and challenges. This exhibit explores Argentina’s Jewish community – the sixth largest in the world and the biggest in Latin America – from the perspectives of Milwaukee and the diaspora.  Learn about the historical context for immigration, societal development and underlying anti-Semitic sentiment.  Examine Argentina’s neutrality during World War II and how this impacted both Jewish and Nazi immigration.  Visitors left with a sense of Argentine Jewish life and an awareness of broad communal ties, cultural contributions, and on-going challenges.

If you are interested in borrowing the posters from this exhibit, please contact Molly Dubin.

Sponsors and Community Partners: Federación de Comunidades Judías de la Argentina/ Centro de Documentación e Información sobre Judaísmo Argentino “Marc Turkow”, Sally Waters Exhibit Fund, The Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Special Collections, UW-Milwaukee Libraries and the Jewish Latin America Collection Associates, Jose Sectzer, Annalee Sosman, Toby Recht, Barbara Recht, Claudio Pelc, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies/ University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Catholic Jewish Conference of Milwaukee,  J-Pride and the Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, Department of Spanish and Portuguese/ University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies/ University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee