A place in Argentina that rivals Auschwitz for inhumanity

EMSA was the primary detention center for dissidents during the 1976-1983 Argentine “Dirty War”. Used by the Argentine military dictatorship, thousands of Argentina’s most vocal were detained, tortured and murdered here.

Everything was quiet as Ale and I walked through the gates of “Escuela Mecánica de la Armada” (ESMA). Even the traffic on Avenida del Libertador faded and couldn’t be heard.

Walking through the small welcome center we quickly entered onto the grounds where about 5,000 people were detained, tortured and killed by the military dictatorship which ruled Argentina from 1976 until 1983.

Jerry Nelson is a freelance photojournalist from America.  His latest book of photography, Suenitos tells the story of the only daycare inside the dangerous Hidden City.  Now based in Argentina, he continues to turn his lens on social justice issues around the globe.  Connect with Jerry on MosaicHub, Facebook or LinkedIn today. Follow this link to read more of his work on Huffington Post and Examiner.  Have a story that needs to reach national media?  Email him today.

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