Guatemala City in Guatemala Department, — Central America
Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict
Memorial a las Víctimas del Conflicto Armado de Guatemala
los centenares de mujeres, niños, y hombres
que sufrieron los estragos y el horror de la violencia política
durante treinta y seis años desde 1960 a 1996.
Los nombres aquí grabados representan a miles de personas
que sufrieron graves violaciones a su dignidad intrinseca
de seres humanos.
También son testimonios de aquellas
víctimas que aún permanecen en el anonimato.
Sirva este esfuerzo para recuperar la autoestima
de los sobrevivientes de nuestro holocausto, para que
estas y las generaciones futuras conzacan el pasado
y mantengan presente la memoria de este pueblo.
Que Nunca Más hechos semejantes se repitan sobre nuestra tierra.
Monseñor Próspero Penados del Barrio
Arzobispo Primado de Guatemala
Guatemala de la Asunción, Abril 24 de 1998
The names here recorded represent the thousands of people who suffered serious violations of their intrinsic human dignity.
They are also testimonies of those victims who still remain anonymous.
We hope that this monument serves to recover the self-esteem of the survivors of our holocaust, so that these and future generations will reconcile the past and keep present the memory of this people.
That Never Again similar events are repeated in our nation.
Monsignor Próspero Penados del Barrio
Archbishop of Guatemala
Guatemala de la Asunción, April 24, 1998
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Peace • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 14° 38.496′ N, 90° 30.756′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala (Guatemala Department). Memorial is on 7a Avenida just north of 8a Calle, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guatemala City, Guatemala 01001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tragedy of the “Virgen de la Asunción” Safe Home (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); National Day of Dignity for the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict (about 90 meters away); Guatemalan Revolution of 1944 (about Conrado de la Cruz and Herlindo Cifuentes Castillo (about 120 meters away); Shopping Arcade (about 150 meters away); Paseo de la Sexta (about 150 meters away); The Central American Act of Independence (about 150 meters away); The Aycinena Arcade (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guatemala City.
Regarding Memorial to the Victims of Guatemala's Armed Conflict. This monument was put in place only one and a half years after the December 28, 1996 peace accords that ended Guatemala's armed conflict as one of the first and largest memorials to its victims. It is made up of inscriptions of the names of victims and the names of massacres carved into stone panels that line the columns around the atrium of the Cathedral. Unfortunately, many people are not even aware of the memorial as it is somewhat subdued and blends into the Cathedral's stonework. It has also been vandalized and damaged from vehicles that have hit some of the columns.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 361 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.