On Monday, 26th of November, SICSA held a research seminar titled: 'Also at University There’s Antisemitism': The Challenges of Argentine Sephardi Youth in the 1960s and early 1970s.
The event was chaird by SICSA's Research Fellow, Dr. Martina Weisz, and featured a lecture by Prof. Adriana M. Brodsky of St. Mary's College of Maryland.
This lecture discussed the challenges that Sephardi Zionist Youth faced during the 1960s and 1970s to participate in local Argentine politics while also keeping their commitment to educating the younger generations about Judaism and to preparing for Aliyah. The capture of Eichmann in Argentina, and his subsequent trial, fueled antisemitic nationalist groups, like Tacuara, who physically threatened Jewish youth. By the early 1970s, the politicization of Argentine youth had created new challenges for young Sephardim as they thought how to best continue to be part of the revolutionary process in their country.