Children born in captivity

  • VIVANCO - ABDALA 
  • Child due to
    be born in
    August - September
    1975
  • Foto de Lilia Nora ABDALA
    • Lilia Nora ABDALA
    • DisappearedJuly 25th, 1975
    • Pregnant 8 months
  • Foto de José Alejandro VIVANCO
    • José Alejandro VIVANCO
    • Disappeared July 25th, 1975
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Lilia was born on December 1st, 1941 in Tafi Viejo, in Tucumán province. Her family and friends called her "Munira". José was born on January 28th, 1953 in Cevil Redondo, in the department of Yerba Buena, in the same province. The young woman had three children with her first partner- Cristina in 1962, Juan Bautista in 1963, and Miguel Ángel in 1966. They separated and she became partners with José. Both were activists in PRT-ERP. Their fellow activists knew them as "La Turca" y "Camisai". They were kidnaped on the 25th of July in 1975 in their home in Villa Carmela in Tucumán province. Lilia was eight months pregnant. From the testimonies of survivors, it is known that she remained detained in the CCD, "La Escuelita" in the city of Famaillá, possibly also where José may have been detained.

The couple and their child due to be born in captivity remain disappeared.

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


Maya Pearl, Oberlin College, 2020