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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Museo Sitio de Memoria ESMA

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A Grim Lesson From the "Dirty War"

As charming and delightful as Argentina can be, the nation has its dark history. During the period of the military junta of 1976 through 1983, tens of thousands of citizens were arrested, tortured and, in many cases, murdered. This museum is dedicated to the memory of more than 5,000 people who were brought to this building and, as the term was then, "disappeared." This is not a museum for pleasure or joy - in fact, children under 12 years of age are not allowed - but the people of Argentina have decided that it is important that the history of that time should be preserved, especially the stories of those victims of the military dictatorship. In this museum you will find exhibitions of the stories of the victims and the promise that this oppression will never again occur in Argentina.

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* This museum contains adult subject matter and is not suitable for children under 12 years old.

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