Cromagnon was a nightclub located in the neigbourhood of Once, in the City of
Now, the question is, what is the relation between this tragedy and memory? Since
Website run by the relatives of the victims Que no se repita (Don’t let it happen again). It has its own newsletter:
Website run by the father of one of the survivors:
On August 19th, an oral tribunal in
What strikes me more, are the similarities in the ways of commemoration by the relatives and friends of the victims who died in Cromagnon than what has been done to remember and/or commemorate the victims of the horror of the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.
In both cases, processes of remembrance and commemoration are mediated and performed by massive demonstrations, memorials, large presence in the press, and even a Plaza de la Memoria (
So, in the case of Cromagnon, we are able to find that the relation between memory, justice and truth (installed as the main reason to commemorate the victims of the dictatorship) is operating as a social framework shaping acts of commemoration and remembrance. Just let me show you a clear example that makes much more evident the similarities in forms of commemoration performed to remember both traumatic events:
It would be interesting to explore and compare in detail some of the commemorative practices carried out by the relatives of the victims from both traumatic experiences.
The example makes clear that the social frameworks created by ways of remembering and commemorating the 1976-1983 military dictatorship are strongly influencing the manners in which Argentines understand new traumatic experiences. Now we should ask ourselves what are the underlying mechanisms modeling commemorative practices in
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