Argentina's Dirty War
left stains that won't fade for generations; lost lives, lost hopes and
lost families. The Current's Kathleen Goldhar brings us the story of an
adopted Argentinian woman struggles with a terrifying truth -- the
family that raised her was complicit in the murder of her parents.
Becoming Victoria (Documentary Repeat)
It has been 30 years since Argentina's military junta "disappeared" its last victim. But justice comes slowly. Last month, a court began hearing the largest trial of crimes committed during the so-called "Dirty War.
Dozens of former officials face charges involving kidnapping, torture and murder. Between 1976 and 1983, Argentina's military dictatorship killed or "disappeared" tens of thousands of people, often tossing them from helicopters into the ocean. A generation later, the country still tries to understand what happened. And for Victoria Montenegro, it's been exceptionally difficult. She was an infant during the Dirty War, and her parents vanished during that time. She was one of an estimated 500 babies taken by the dictatorship and given to supportive families.
For most of her life, Victoria Montenegro knew herself as Maria Sol. Now she struggles with the idea that the family that raised her... was complicit in the murders of her mother and father The Current's
Kathleen Goldhar went to Argentina to hear Victoria Montenegro's story.Kathleen's documentary, Becoming Victoria first aired
on The Current
last September.Other segments from today's show: