The Little School: Tales of Disappearance & Survival in Argentina - Chapters 4-5, My Names, Benja's First Night Summary & Analysis

Alicia Partnoy
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Chapters 4-5, My Names, Benja's First Night Summary and Analysis

Alicia had not heard her full name since she was kidnapped. When she did political work, she rarely used her real name, as many activists had aliases that they could change when captured. Alicia's alias was Rosa. But over time, members of the resistance knew each other in many more ways than their names; this meant that torture would often give the torturers and authorities relevant information.

No one at The Little School had a last name; they were referred to by numbers. After a shower, a guard saw Alicia with a white blindfold, a torn dress and bones sticking out of her cheeks and elbows. The guards started to call her Death as a result. Each day she had to remind herself that she was alive.

The prisoners...

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