Jeanine Meerapfel, President of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Estela de Carlotto, President of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires
Moderation: Wolfgang Kaleck
Director Jeanine Meerapfel and Estela de Carlotto from the association of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo give their accounts of the Argentinian experience. Following a long period of impunity, the Argentinian human rights movement managed to secure the trials and convictions of over 500 of those involved in the repression. Argentinian society made use of a variety of methods to come to terms with the crimes of the military dictatorship (1976 – 1983) – an example of a society’s comprehensive approach to addressing mass crimes.