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March 24, 2018


USC Shoah Foundation adds 5 IWitness activities in Spanish about Guatemala Genocide

The release follows the recent completion of 489 interviews with the survivors of the atrocities committed against indigenous Mayans in Guatemala at the hands of the Guatemalan military in the early 1980s.


From the Visual History Archive

Sandra Patricia García Paredes on her attempt to escape her captors

Sandra Patricia García Paredes, a survivor of the Guatemalan genocide, speaks about her attempt to escape from the soldiers who’d kidnapped her. A clip of her testimony appears in the IWitness activity, “The Mechanisms of Violence Used During the Armed Conflict.”


Impact in Profile

Meet Lucía Samayoa

As a liaison between USC Shoah Foundation and FAFG, Samayoa has learned more about the Guatemalan genocide than just the dates, statistics and political dynamics of that Cold War-era conflict. She has come to know the survivors themselves.