Beatriz Brinkmann, activist, Santiago de Chile
Fabiana Rousseaux, psychologist, Buenos Aires
Sara Méndez, activist, survivor of the Operation Condor, Montevideo
Moderation: Knut Rauchfuss, doctor und journalist, Medizinische Flüchtlingshilfe Bochum
The consequences of torture and other acts of violence have a societal as well as an individual dimension and can leave a societal and political legacy over generations. Beatriz Brinkmann and Sara Méndez, two activists from Chile and Uruguay, have firsthand experience of this. The fate of Méndez and her son is portrayed by the Austrian author Erich Hackl in his novel Sara und Simón. Together with medical doctors Fabiana Rousseaux and Knut Rauchfuss they discuss whether legal proceedings and societal efforts to address past wrongs can help to heal individual and collective trauma.