17 July 2010

AMIA - BECAUSE WE HAVE MEMORY

BECAUSE WE HAVE MEMORY...
WE DEMAND JUSTICE
"Vehigadeta Lebinjá..." "Y relatarás a tus hijos... a tus semejantes".
"...Ubajarta Bajaím..." "...Y elegirás la vida...".

AMIA - Jewish Community of Argentina
Pasteur 633. July 18, 1994. 9:53 pm

A loud explosion, followed by a giant mushroom of smoke and dust, destroyed 85 lives, 85 stories, 85 families.
Within seconds destroyed the headquarters of the Jewish organization most emblematic of Argentina and all that was around him.

Panic. Ambulances. People running. Broken glass falling from the windows of buildings, covering the whole street. Cries that arose from the crowd mixed miracle stories and tragic twist of fate.
Death by dozens. Death. Death. Seriously injured people transported to medical centers. Spontaneously, hundreds of volunteers are present to assist, to contain, to share tears.
The world had heard his wrath. The Argentine government is a silence that lasts until today. The whole company took to the streets to say enough.
The community had to reorganize. The building at 632 Calle Ayacucho began operating as a meeting place and information about the victims of the attack and headquarters of AMIA and CS. Soon resumed the essential functions, particularly those related to social service.
The community, in the midst of so much pain, respond.
85 fatalities. More than 300 wounded. A building with Jewish history of Argentina destroyed. An open wound that even today does not close.
The most horrific anti-Jewish acts after World War II happened in Argentina, in Pasteur 633. It was a July 18, 1994. 9:53 pm.

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3 comments:

Slamdunk said...

Very sad story. Thanks for publicizing this excellent cause.

Meli said...

Los argentinos recordamos cada 18 de julio con muchísima tristeza.

Saludos y el mayor de mis respetos.

Maria Inês Teixeira de Queiroz Aguiar Marçalo said...

TERRIBLE, I DIDN`T KNOW.
RIP FOR ALL THE DEADS AND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES.
Maria Inês.