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Reading and discussion with Daniella Gitlin, translator of Operation Massacre, and Daniel Balderston, director of the Borges Center
September 26, 2013Thursday, September 26th @ 7pm City of Asylum/Pittsburgh 324 Sampsonia Way Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Celebrate the publication of the first English translation of Operation Massacre with translator Daniella Gitlin, who will be in conversation with University of Pittsburgh professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures Daniel Balderston on Thursday, September 26th at 7pm at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh.
Operation Massacre, by Argentine journalist Rodolfo Walsh, is a detailed account of the night of June 9th, 1956 when twelve men in a Buenos Aires suburb were arrested on suspicion of conspiring against the military government, and were taken to a garbage dump on the edge of the city and executed. Seven of the doomed men survived and Walsh tracked them down and tells their stories of that fateful night.
Walsh went on to publish four versions of the book in Argentina and worked tirelessly to seek justice for the men who were killed and to speak out against the military regimes that destroyed so many lives.