Children born in captivity

  • ORZAOCOA - GÓMEZ 
  • Child due to
    be born in
    May - June
    1975
  • Foto de María de las Mercedes GÓMEZ
    • María de las Mercedes GÓMEZ
    • DisappearedMarch 21th, 1975
    • Pregnant 6 - 7 months
  • Foto de Carlos Normando ORZAOCOA
    • Carlos Normando ORZAOCOA
    • Not disappeared
  •   

María de las Mercedes was born on March 31st 1949 in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. With her partner, Carlos Normando, they had their first daughter, Mariana, in 1973. She joined the PRT-ERP. Their fellow activists called her "La Peti". She was kidnapped on March 21st 1975 in the public space in the city of Córdoba. She was six or seven months pregnant, awaiting her second child. Through testimonies obtained by the family, she was possibly detained in the CCD "D2" in the city of Córdoba. Carlos and Mariana, who was almost two, sought and found exile in Spain.

The young woman and her child due to be born in captivity remain disappeared.

PRT-ERP: Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores (PRT) - Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo (ERP) / People's Revolutionary Army (PRT) was the military faction of the Workers - Revolution Party (ERP)
CCD: Centro Clandestino de detención / Clandestine Detention Center



Lucy Fredell, Oberlin College, 2020