Image of the Day – Publicly Commemorating those the Argentine Military Dictatorship Killed

Three plaques on a street in Buenos Aires, marking the place where three young women who the military regime kidnapped and murdered or “disappeared” lived during the Argentine dictatorship of 1976-83.  The plaques read (l-r):

“Here lived Alicia Pais, Popular Militant, Murdered 01-11-77 by state terrorism. Neighborhoods for Memory and Justice.”

“Here lived Olga Pais, Popular Militant, Detained [and] Disappeared 01-03-77 by state terrorism. Neighborhoods for Memory and Justice.”

“Here lived Enrique Juarez, Popular Militant, Detained [and] Disappeared 01-03-77 by state terrorism. Neighborhoods for Memory and Justice.”

Plaques on a sidewalk marking where three of the thousands of victims of the Argentine military regime lived.

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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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3 Responses to Image of the Day – Publicly Commemorating those the Argentine Military Dictatorship Killed

  1. How interesting. I live in Germany and there are loads of these commemorating the victims of the Holocaust. They’re called “Stolpersteine”, literally “stumbling blocks”. I had no idea they were also used elswhere – might be worth a blog post for me too! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolperstein

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