On July 18, 1994, Paola Czyzewski was at the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires when terrorists bombed it, killing the 21-year-old law student and 84 other people.
The siren will mark the moment 10 years ago when a bomb went off, killing 85 people in the most devastating terrorist attack in modern Latin American history. Hundreds of Argentines are expected to be standing on Pasteur and in nearby streets to commemorate the anniversary of the tragedy.
The DAIA political umbrella group, together with AMIA and Familiaris de Las Victims -- the biggest group of victims' relatives -- jointly organized the commemoration ceremony in Buenos Aires.
The plight of Argentine Jews hammered by the collapse of their country's economy was forcefully brought home to a contingent of Los Angeles Jews this month.
For the past six years, a group of close friends in Buenos Aires have shared the second Passover seder together, along with their wives and children. But this year's will be their last.
Like the more than 2 million Jews who came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century in search of the American dream, thousands went further south -- to Argentina -- hoping to find a brighter future.