In the province of Córdoba, five main Clandestine Detention Centers operated during the last civil-military dictatorship, which began with the coup d’état of March 24, 1976 and lasted until December 1983.
Each of these spaces was part of a systematic plan of terror and extermination whose instruments were kidnapping, torture, and the forced disappearance of people for political reasons. During the 40 years of democracy there were advances and setbacks in the struggles for memory, truth and justice; With the new century, trials for crimes against humanity were resumed and Human Rights organizations, and the Government of Córdoba, promoted a memory law that recovered three of the most important CCDs and are currently spaces for memory and promotion of human rights.
La Perla, Campo La Ribera and the former Police information department also known as D2 They have been visited for more than a decade and can also be toured virtually through a project developed by the Provincial University of Córdoba.
D2: Museum of Memory Córdoba
The buildings where, around 1575, the Cabildo and the city jail were located, housed, since the beginning of the 20th century, police units linked to persecution and repression. During the early 1970s, D2, the Information Department of the Córdoba Police, began to function, a special division dedicated to persecution and political espionage that later became a central gear in the establishment of State terrorism in the province. The space functioned as a central link between the military and the police to execute and carry out what was the persecution, torture, and strategic distribution of prisoners to other police and military units. The building is in the center of the city of Córdoba, surrounded by apartments, bars and offices, shops, between the Cathedral and the Historical Cabildo, 50 meters from Plaza San Martín. In the heart of Córdoba stood a torture center.
On the other hand, La Perla was, after ESMA and Campo de Mayo, the third largest clandestine center in Argentina, from where the illegal repressive activity of the entire province was organized. It was primarily a place of extermination, because of the between 2,200 and 2,500 kidnapped men and women who were there, it is estimated that only 200 are survivors.
La Ribera Field
It was a clandestine detention, torture and extermination center (CCDyTE) located in the city of Córdoba, Argentina, which operated from December 1975 to mid-1978.1 It was used in the last months of the government of Isabel Perón and during the first two years of the last military dictatorship in Argentina to hold captive people who were illegally kidnapped by repressive forces. It began to be part of the gear of State terrorism several months before the dictatorship was established on March 24, 1976. Around 4,000 people passed through this clandestine center, some of whom are still missing today.
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