Birth and Life

Victor Jara

political activist, theatre director

Date of birth 28. 9. 1932
Country of birth Chile



Date of death 15. 9. 1973
Cemetery Cementerio General de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile
GPS coordinates of the cemetery -33.414506, -70.649111

Summary from Wikipedia

Jara was arrested shortly after the Chilean coup of 11 September 1973, which overthrew Allende. He was tortured during interrogations and ultimately shot dead, and his body was thrown out on the street of a shantytown in Santiago.[2] The contrast between the themes of his songs—which focused on love, peace, and social justice—and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a "potent symbol of struggle for human rights and justice" for those killed during the Pinochet regime.[3][4]

Author of contribution: Janez, published 27. 11. 2015

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