ESCAPE THE ORDINARY ADVENTURE: House of Memories

Aug 16, 2015 | | Say something

In Medellin there is a museum dedicated to the pain and violence suffered in the region. La Museo Casa de la Memoria (Museum of the House of Memories – more or less). Although it doesn’t deal with Pablo Escobar much, and a lot of it is only in Spanish, it paints a picture of very dark times. It is also an interestingly shaped building – a long tunnel like construction in the middle of the city.

 

The story that stuck with me, partly because the room is named after her, was that of Fabiola Lalinde. Her son was killed by the military in an extrajudicial execution. After 12 years of persistent searching, including being falsely imprisoned for drug trafficking, she located the remains of her son. Verified by dental records. I’m not sure whether or not the killers ever faced trial.

 

Anyway, this museum may not last too long, you can imagine it’s not the kind of thing any government is too eager to fund and I don’t think they get many donations. So if you get a chance, it’s worth checking out.

 

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