Abstract In the last 10 years or so, commemorative, archival, and educational spaces have been established all over Argentina, both to honor the victims of acts of state-sponsored terrorism perpetrated in the “Dirty War” of the 1970s and 1980s, and to explore the complex history of this era. The author spent four months living and working in Buenos Aires as a Fulbright Scholar in 2011 and was able to visit a few of these important new spaces and speak to staff. This article attempts to review some of the successes and problems each site experiences in doing this difficult work. While national memorials differ in every time period and in every country, some similarities may be drawn, and each may have something important to teach us.
- Janet A. Kamien
Article first published online: 16 JUL 2012