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  • Professional and Educational Resources

    CHGS supports educators through interactive workshops and institutes, facilitated by leading experts of Holocaust and genocide education. CHGS's website offers a myriad of resources for teaching age appropriate lessons about the Holocaust and genocide. To learn more click here.

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  • Student Opportunities

    CHGS guides and mentors undergraduate and graduate students by organizing courses and workshops, offering grants and fellowships and providing unique opportunities for interaction with leading experts in the field. To find out more click here.

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  • CHGS Presents USHMM Research Fellow PEDRO CORREA speaking about the Spanish government's paradoxical politics and policies regarding Jews during WWII

    Thursday, February 18, 4:00 PM 
    710 Social Sciences Building
    PEDRO CORREA, Research Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    The Spanish Paradox: Was Spain a Passive Accomplice or ‘Savior’ during the Holocaust?

    "The Spanish Paradox: Was Spain a Passive Accomplice or ‘Savior’ during the Holocaust," highlights the various links between Francoist Spain and the Holocaust, and assesses the role of the Spanish government in relation to the treatment of the Spanish Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe, as well as to the influx of Jewish refugees to Spain more broadly.


    Pedro Correa Martín-Arroyo is currently the Diane and Howard Fellow at the USHMM, and PhD candidate a the London School of Economics (LSE). His research interests gravitate around the role of the neutral countries during the Holocaust. In particular, his doctoral project addresses the international management of the Jewish refugee crisis in Spain and Portugal during World War II. 


    Mr. Correa has been guest lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London; at the University of Minnesota, and at the American Association of Holocaust Organization's 2016 Winter Seminar. He has written a number of publications, including “The Politics of Holocaust Rescue Myths in Spain: from Francoist Legend to the Righteous Diplomats”, coauthored with Prof. Alejandro Baer and forthcoming in The Politics of the Neutrals during the Shoah(IHRA, 2016); “Franco, Savior of the Jews? Tracing the Genealogy of the Myth and Assessing its Persistence in recent Historiography”, forthcoming in Lessons and Legacies of the Holocaust XIII (Northwestern University, 2018); and “La España Franquista y el Mito de la Salvación de los Judíos durante el Holocausto, 1940-1945” [Francoist Spain and the Myth of the rescue during the Holocaust] in Ubi Sunt? Revista de Historia, No. 28 (2013). Mr. Correahas also been awarded a number of scholarships and distinctions, including the ‘La Caixa’ scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in Europe, the European Parliament-Prof. Bronisław Geremek European Civilisation Chair scholarship for history graduates, and the Best Master Thesis Award by the College of Europe for his dissertation Histoeuropeanisation: Challenges and Implications of rewriting the history of Europe ‘Europeanly’, 1989-2015 (Warsaw, 2013).
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