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The Holocaust Museum Guatemala: History and Contemporaneity

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Of the six Latin American Holocaust Museums, the one in Guatemala deserves special attention. The other five in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica also remember the Jewish victims of WWII, but in Guatemala there is an emphasis on the so-called “Holocaust by bullets.” At the Holocaust Museum Guatemala, its founders and director devote special attention to the executions by bullets using auditive and visual effects causing a long-lasting impact on the public. Another highlight of this institution is the efforts made by its educative team to inform the audience not only about the Holocaust but also the genocide committed against the Guatemalan native population during the 1980s.

Corresponding author: José Ángel del Valle, Director of the Holocaust Museum, Guatemala, USA, E-mail:

Published Online: 2022-07-05

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