The Little School: Tales of Disappearance & Survival in Argentina - Chapter 2-3, Latrine, Birthday Summary & Analysis

Alicia Partnoy
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Chapter 2-3, Latrine, Birthday Summary and Analysis

All the prisoners suffered from constipation due to immobility, poor food and no privacy. Cliché, the shift supervisor, came to visit the prisoners often and asked about their treatment. Early on the prisoners could use the guards' indoor bathroom and could sometimes wash their hands. Alicia was given sandpaper instead of toilet paper in the bathroom. Pato, a guard, was watching her. Bruja, another guard, was busy placing everyone in line to create a "choo-choo train" for the latrine. On the way out, Alicia shook Vasca's hand and then Hugo's. The handshakes were meant to encourage one another to persevere.

Often the prisoners were demeaned at the latrine. One day, guards tried to force Alicia to slap Hugo with her blindfold on. She refused and was beaten. On another day, Alicia slept so long that...

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