"Memory, History, Testimony: The Argentine Case"
Nora Strejilevich, author, scholar, and survivor of the Argentine Dirty War (1976-83), was a young woman when her brother and other family members and friends disappeared at the hands of the military junta.
Part of a systematic campaign to eliminate left-wing ‘terrorism,’ the violence perpetrated by the junta far exceeded anything the leftists ever dreamed of, enveloping not only members of the left but other dissidents and innocent civilians as well, and particularly targeting the Jewish population.
A desaparecida herself, Strejilevich survived kidnapping and torture to speak of her experience with a dignified voice and a clear-eyed realism that extends from one end of the political spectrum to the other.
See her website: http://www.norastrejilevich.com/
Book signing to follow presentation!
Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Program, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures, Sociology Dept., History Dept., Jewish Studies Program, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, Diversity Awareness Committee, Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, and Cornell University's Latin American Studies Program.
Contact Annette Levine for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org