CRENZEL Emilio Ariel
Memory of the Argentina Disappearances: The Political History of Nunca Más
CRENZEL, EMILIO ARIEL
Lugar: Nueva York; Año: 2012 p. 196
This book examines the history of the production, public circulation, and the interpretations and reinterpretations of the Nunca Más report issued by National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons (CONADEP) established in1983 by constitutional president Raúl Alfonsín to investigate the fate ofthousands of people who had been disappeared by the state during the seventies. Upon publication in 1984, Nunca Más became a bestseller, was translated into several languages and wongreater public importance when the military juntas were brought to trial andthe court accepted the report as key evidence. The reports importance wasfurther enhanced with the adoption of CONADEP and Nunca Más as models for truth commissions established in Latin America and when it was postulated as a means for conveying an awareness of this past to younger generations. This book contributes to understandthe political processes that led to Nunca Más becoming the way in whichArgentines remembered the disappearances and the countrys political violenceand how its meaning is modified by new interpretations. Given the canonicalnature of Nunca Más, the book sheds light on the most substantial changes and the continuities in social memory of its recent past.