As a psychologist who has worked with survivors of torture and other human rights violations, I appreciate the opportunity to hear from Ms. Doretti about her important work. It is crucial that we seek the truth about the past and demand accountability for crimes against humanity, for it is our silence about the past that enables its repetition in the future. Some recommendations that I've found extremely valuable: the book ANIL'S GHOST by Michael Ondaatje (about a forensic anthropologist in Sri Lanka); and the article Testimony as Ritual and Evidence in Psychotherapy for Political Refugees, by Inger Agger & Soren Buus Jensen, JOURNAL OF TRAUMATIC STRESS (1990), Vol. 3, pp. 115-130. We can support organizations that help survivors, such as the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis and the Marjorie Kovler Center in Chicago.
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