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Circle of love over death : testimonies of the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo

Author: Matilde Mellibovsky
Publisher: Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This volume presents the personal stories of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an association of Argentine mothers whose children "disappeared" during the Dirty War of the military dictatorship, between 1976 and 1983. It describes the personal anguish of these families over the torture, deaths or "disappearance" of their children, but also shows how these women gave emotional support to each other and the way in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mellibovsky, Matilde.
Circle of love over death.
Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press, 1997
(OCoLC)652526420
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matilde Mellibovsky
ISBN: 9781880684382 1880684381
OCLC Number: 34782788
Notes: "Translation of moving volume (1990) narrating history of the Argentine mothers' resistance movement, as told by member Mellibovsky. Mothers' testimonies of their children's lives and disappearances are interwoven with group's story. Covers period from Dirty War to early Menem presidency. Translations colloquial and effective. Some notes; useful explanatory list of Argentine names and terms"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58. http://www.loc.gov/hlas.
Description: xvi, 249 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Antonio Elio Brailovsky --
The need for a book --
Arriving at the plaza --
1. The children. Let those who want to hear, listen --
Testimonies: Poema Gardella de Akerman; Lola Weinschelbaum de Rubino; Maria Adela Gard de Antokoletz; Lidia Miy Uranga de Almeida --
2. The mothers confront the disappearances. I want to mine the earth until I find you --
Testimonies: Elida Busi de Galletti; Esther Aracela Lado de Sanchez --
3. The search and the wait. Let them give us hope ... --
Testimonies: Carmen Robles de Zurita; Fanny Brener de Bendersky; Enriqueta Maroni --
4. The mothers go to the plaza. A circle of love --
Testimonies: Marta Vazquez; Angelica P. Sosa de Mignone; Josefina Gandolfi de Salgado --
5. The struggle and the dictatorship. What else is there to do, what else is there to try? --
We Were Born Again ... --
Testimonies: Carmen Aguiar de Lapaco; Camern Isabel Rodino de Cobo; Gladys Castro de Lepiscopo --
6. Democracy arrived. One waited full of hope --
Testimonies: Ilda Irrustita de Miccucci; Sara Silver de Brodsky.
Other Titles: Círculo de amor sobre la muerte.
Responsibility: Matilde Mellibovsky ; translated by Maria and Matthew Proser.
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This volume presents the personal stories of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, an association of Argentine mothers whose children "disappeared" during the Dirty War of the military dictatorship, between 1976 and 1983. It describes the personal anguish of these families over the torture, deaths or "disappearance" of their children, but also shows how these women gave emotional support to each other and the way in which, since 1976, they slowly but surely organized and built and international movement.

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