Vera Vigevani Jarach

co-founder of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, she dedicated her life to the militancy for remembrance

Italian journalist living in Argentina, co-founded the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Born and raised in Milan, she moved to Argentina with her family after the fascist racial laws. On June 25, 1976, a few months after the coup of Videla's Junta, the military kidnapped her daughter Franca. Since then, Vera Vigevani and her husband Giorgio Jarach have not seen her again. Vera Vigevani was among the founders of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a movement that demands justice and truth for the many desaparecidos kidnapped, tortured and killed during the dictatorship. Even today, Vera Vigevani continues to bring her witness of the regimes she lived through to schools, promoting values of democracy and respect for human rights among students.

A plaque will be dedicated to Vera Vigevani Jarach at the Garden of the Righteous of the World in Milan on 6 March 2024.

19 February 2024

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