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Finding Oscar: Massacre, Memory, and Justice in Guatemala

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The harrowing and heartrending story of Guatemala’s Dos Erres massacre, and the survivors whose lives were forever changed by it

In 1982, at the height of Guatemala’s civil war, twenty soldiers from the army’s commando unit, called the Kaibiles, invaded the farming village of Dos Erres. Masquerading as leftist guerillas, the squad members cut their way through the small to
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ebook, 30 pages
Published May 25th 2012 by ProPublica (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ed
Feb 27, 2013 Ed rated it really liked it
Interesting story - even more so now with the crisis going on at the border. An important insight into why parents are willing to send their children unaccompanied on such a harrowing journey.
Sarah-Hope
Dec 06, 2013 Sarah-Hope rated it really liked it
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[I read this book at the same time I read Caminar, and the review deals with both. Apologies if that's confusing.]

Both Finding Oscar and Caminar focus on the decades-long genocide in Guatemala, purportedly anti-Communist and strongly supported by the U.S. government. Both are set in the early 1980s. Both are novella-length. Each centers around a boy who survives the massacre of his village.

Finding Oscar is non-fiction, an extension of what originated as a journalistic investigation of a massacre
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Judith
Jan 28, 2013 Judith rated it it was amazing
Amazing story of horrific crimes brought to justice and a father and son reunited not even knowing they were related. I am so relieved that the truth is being talked about and investigated in Guatemala.
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Apr 13, 2013 Stepha rated it really liked it
i didn't realize i'd already read this as an article online somewhere. very cohesive story of a man who discovers he's a survivor of horrible moment in guatemalan history.
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