Jesús Tecú Osorio | Guatemalan Genocide Survivor | USC Shoah Foundation

Jesús Tecú Osorio | Guatemalan Genocide Survivor | USC Shoah Foundation
Jesús Tecú Osorio | Guatemalan Genocide Survivor | USC Shoah Foundation

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Jesús Tecú Osorio | Guatemalan Genocide Survivor | USC Shoah Foundation

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15 in the United States. This month celebrates Hispanic Americans’ role in shaping the United States’ culture, language, and history.

USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive contains over 1,000 testimonies by Spanish-speaking genocide survivors and witnesses.

Today, we feature Jesús Tecú Osorio, a Guatemalan Genocide survivor. In his testimony, Jesús discusses the atrocities committed during the Guatemalan Civil War, including the Rio Negro Massacre in 1982. 11-year-old Jesús lost most of his family in the massacre, and was enslaved by a perpetrator for two years. Today, Jesús is a Guatemalan human rights activist and advocate for the Mayan people in Guatemala.

Explore USC Shoah Foundation’s Guatemalan Genocide testimony collection at https://vhaonline.usc.edu/biosearch/bioSearch

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Jesús Tecú Osorio | Guatemalan Genocide Survivor | USC Shoah Foundation
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