How to Survive a Genocide: Lessons From the Guatemalan Civil War

Author(s): Diego Alburez-Gutierrez

Type: Photograph

Department: Department of Social Policy

Exhibit no: 1

Diego Alburez-Gutierrez
A women in Guatemala on her way to claim monetary compensation for genocide.

A Maya-Achi woman on her way to claim war reparations while hundreds wait outside for their names to be called out.

During my fieldwork, I talked to survivors of the Guatemalan genocide (1980-1982) to determine how their lives had been affected by the civil war.