Remembering the Rescuers of Victims of Human Rights Crimes in Latin America

by Marcia Esparza (Editor), Carla De Ycaza (Editor)

This book explores the significance of remembering the rescuers denouncing human rights crimes as well as protecting and sheltering targeted victims—including the dead—during the Cold War state violence in Latin America. In light of newly unearthed archival evidence, testimonial memories, and the continued mobilization of human rights groups to preserve Cold War memory, this timely book moves beyond the victim-perpetrator dichotomy and its discursive studies to focus on those whose moral courage and righteous acts were beacons of hope in the midst of extreme violence. Remembering Latin American “righteousness,” a term used in Holocaust literature, is important in recognizing that those who resisted human rights violations and protected victims yesterday are those who often keep the collective memory of that past alive today.

Book details

Contributors
Stephanie Alfaro (Collaborator), Jeffrey Blustein (Collaborator), Pascale Bonnefoy (Collaborator), Roddy Brett (Collaborator), Jessica Casiro (Collaborator), Isabel de León Olivares (Collaborator), Jenny Escobar (Collaborator), Marcia Esparza (Collaborator), Zachary D. McKiernan (Collaborator), Christopher Ney (Collaborator), Miriam Rodriguez (Collaborator), Maribel Rivas-Vasconcelos (Collaborator), Kristy Sanandres (Collaborator), Angie Tamayo (Collaborator)
Publication date
December 20, 2016
Publisher
Page count
218
ISBN
9781498533270