They stand for the amount of children whose lives were forever changed on September 11, 1973.
39 children were detained.
2,200 children were captured, held as prisoners and tortured.
The museum was a serene place to be, one that allowed for peace and tranquility. Where we could reflect on the events that took place and pay tribute to those lives lost on that horrific day. To this day, 42 years later, they are still identifying bodies. So many questions left unanswered.
I wasn’t sure what to expect before entering the museum. I had some background on the events that occurred in Chile, but maybe not enough to fully appreciate all that the museum stands for. I am at a loss for words to describe just how I felt and what was going through my mind.