11 Results $ Paperback. THE LONGEST WAR. $ Hardcover. Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without a Number by Jacobo Timerman ( $ “At two in the morning of April 15, , twenty armed men in civilian clothes arrested Jacobo Timerman, editor and publisher of a leading Buenos Aires. Directed by Linda Yellen. With Roy Scheider, Liv Ullmann, Trini Alvarado, Roy Brocksmith.

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Nacobo becomes nearly a side story, allowing Timerman to expound upon anti-Semitism and Zionism. Timerman became the single most famous Argentine political prisoner of the Dirty War.

They timermman act discreetly, at most publishing personal columns in major dailies. His other books include The Longest War: He had been under suspicion of financing the left-wing Montoneros guerrillas through money laundering of millions of dollars derived from their kidnapping ransoms. Nevertheless, said Timerman, “I am an Israeli citizen, I behave like an Israeli citizen, and I am always going to be an Israeli citizen.

Timerman’s ordeal reveals how frighteningly close to the surface old hatreds lie. He’s also a controversial figure and one can’t be completely sure there is total transparency here as he is connected to generals, presidents, left wing jacob etc. Part essay and part narrative no prisoner to forma mind-breaking and heart-hurting account that addresses authoritarianism, anti-semitism and the Argentine soul with equal attention and convinces the reader of the common tragedy of those apparently diverse strands.

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During those months ofColonel Ramon Campsthe most brutal torturer of the dirty war, was in charge of the torture I suffered during interrogation. In Miguel EtchecolatzDirector of Investigations, in the provincial ajcobo, who had overseen Timerman’s arrest and torture, was convicted and sentenced to prison.

For whichever reasons, and reasons he had, Mr. The events relayed are painful, even with the intentional sparseness and deadpan tone, and it is a book that isn’t thought-provoking so much as question-provoking.


Israeli security men are waiting on the ground floor, where two automobiles are parked.

The most progressive newspaper, Jacobo Timerman’s ‘La Opinion,’ campaigned on behalf of the generals’ coup, both before and after the fact. Several commentators have credited the Timerman case and his memoir with raising awareness of human rights abuses in South America with an otherwise apathetic United States audience.

Disturbing and frightening book, an eyewitness to the place of Argentina among Western Hemisphere nations in the forefront of torture and illegal killing of their citizens.

The setting is Argentina but, as Timerman himself pointed out, his story could just as easily have taken place in Soviet Russia or Nazi Germany or any of scores of other countries. A few days ago he too was set free, pardoned by Mr. This book has to be read to be believed and any commentary simply cannot do it justice. Very evocative of the justifications for war provided by the current administration to invade Iraq and t This biography by a Jewish Argentinian journalist tells the story of how it feels to be a prisoner during the military regime in Argentina Part autobiography, political analysis, and cautionary tale for our own times in the U.

Timerman maintained his outspoken support for Israel.

A15; accessed via Lexis Nexis Academic, 30 Jacoo Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. It is not an emotional issue but one of cool judgment.

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Maybe is was made because of the antisemitic purposes of the leaders of the dictatorship, pointed out in this movie. He served as Argentina ‘s Foreign Minister in the 21st century.

One of the escorting Israelis, Pinhas Avivi, advised Timerman to remain quiet about his imprisonment. That is because, it is so rare a country that would not have any of these repressive tendencies or history. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. A new administration is entitled to change an approach, to change a strategy, but not to change timermah policy.


Timerman, born into a prominent Jewish family that in migrated to Argentina to escape the pogroms, was affected by watching his parents live in poverty in their new country. They are now bereft of any vestige or testimony. We all leave the building together. Menem was elected with But Timerman did not escape the sadistic nature of the regime, and he gives a measured account of the torture applied to him and his fellow political prisoners.

A op-ed by Timerman in El Pais described Israel as “intoxicated”, akin to a European colonial power in its exploitation of Palestinian labor. Trivia About Prisoner without How close am I or my society or those I know to unspeakable acts, throwing away human rights, “following orders”? Bearing witness in mediocre form.

Jacobo Timerman’s “Prisoner without a nameCell jacobp a number” is timetman remarkable book. Now that Menem has pardoned the schemers of genocide in Argentina, Jacobo Timerman, a victim of the cruellest torturers, predicts that the Peronist democracy is well down the dictatorial road again”, The Guardian10 Januaryp.

Despite the antisemitic attitudes of the junta, relations between the two countries flourished in those days, first during the government of Labour Party leaders Yitzhak Rabin and subsequently under the administration of Menachem Begin and the Likud Party [ Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

He made an agreement with Ma’ariv to write six articles on his imprisonment. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. A true tale of the mindset behind Argentina’s dirty war, and how nationalism precipitates the destruction of a prosperous nation’s core values.