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REMEMBERING . . .

THE DISAPPEARED

Argentinean Genocide

The history of genocide in Argentina has a living and powerful witness: Madres de Plaza de Mayo
(The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo), an organization created during the dictatorschip in that country by the mothers of "disappeared" children. They have been marching every Thursday at the Plaza de Mayo, across the street from the Government House, since April 30, 1977, one year after the military coup. The women carry large signs with the photos of their children and ask for their whereabouts. As a consequence, some of the mothers have also disappeared. After twenty-three years they have become a symbol of strength and courage around the world. Yet, after so long, the large majority of the perpetrators of such human rights violation remain totally unpunished.


"The Disappeared"
series:
"Surviving Genocide"

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Raquel Partnoy
"Dancing with Death"
Series: "Surviving Genocide"











The unpredicable existence during military rule in Argentina, when people disappeared every day, the uncertainty that many families experienced in their daily lives, created all kind of horrible feelings, but above all, fear. In fact, fear and death were extremely related during those days. When the military forces, using large numbers of armed soldiers, brutally burst into houses, shouting and breaking glass, windows and doors to grab people, they deliberately generated an atmosphere of terror.

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