Because of the horrors that Argentina endured under the military dictatorship in the 1970s, it has a special sympathy for other victims of repression.

In the National Cathedral there are two memorials.

One is to the Armenian genocide, when the nationalist Turkish government drove out a million men, women, and children to die in the desert, their bones to bleach in the sun. The Turkish government still refuses to acknowledge any responsibility.

The second is pages from Jewish prayer books from synagogues destroyed by the Nazis, from the extermination camps, and from the Jewish institutions bombed with great loss of life, in Buenos Aires.

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