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Photographs - Jewish Buenos Aires

The foundation of the AMIA (Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina) was founded in 1894. In the 1920s, with the tremendous influx of Jewish immigration into the country, AMIA built a center for Jewish cultural and social activity. Tragically, this building was bombed in 1994 (85 dead), and has since been rebuilt in the same site. A beautiful statue (above) by Israeli artist, Yaacov Agam, stands in the courtyard as a memorial. The AMIA continues to serve as a center for cultural and community events and is the hub of Jewish organizational life in Buenos Aires.

A plaque dedicated to a victim of the bombing at the AMIA building.

Memorial dedicated to the missing Jews who disappeared during Argentina’s dictatorial government.

The Buenos Aires Shoah Museum (exterior)

The Buenos Aires Shoah Museum (interior)