Item 1597 - Paraguayans kill tribe

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1597

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Paraguayans kill tribe

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  • February 18, 1977 (Creation)

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1 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a one page book review by Henri Nouwen, published in The National Catholic Reporter, February 18, 1977. Nouwen is reviewing a book entitled, ‘Genocide in Paraguay’, edited by Richard Arens, Temple University Press. Nouwen begins the review by asking if ‘our age will not be called the Age of Mass Murders and Genocide’. Nouwen states that ‘The main contribution [in this book] is the article by Mark Munzel: ‘In a nonsensationalist , carefully documented and deeply engaging way, Munzel describes how this peaceful hunting and food-gathering people are killed or captured because their land has recently jumped in value for forestry and ranching companies’. He goes on to describe what has happened to the Ache Indian people and the involvement of Americans. He cites in conclusion from the epilogue by Elie Wiesel, himself a survivor of holocaust, ‘After having read these testimonies, we know. Henceforth we shall be responsible. And accomplices.’

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Published in National Catholic Reporter, February 18, 1977.
"National Catholic Reporter 1977 Feb 18" written on the article.

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2000 01

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Box 294

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