Fifth Symphony

Author:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Testimony by:
anonymous
Place & date:
« I like all of classical music, particularly Beethoven and Mozart. I listen to it all day on Radio Esperanza, on the bus I drive. The passengers like it. But listening to classical music reminds of what happened in prison and it has the effect of a short circuit on me. »
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Luchín

Author:
Víctor Jara
Testimony by:
anónimo
Place & date:
« They said that once you got to the prison of Teja Island, you were safe. However, once when we were in our cells, they shot several young people who were between 18 and 21. When I saw their pictures I asked myself why I hadn’t been amongst them. »
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National Anthem of Chile

Author:
Eusebio Lillo and Ramón Carnicer
Testimony by:
anonymous
Place & date:
« I was detained in Panguipulli on 24 September 1973, along with 17 other young people. I was a high school student. I was also working at the forestry and logging company of Huilo Huilo, which had been taken over by the working class. We were tortured for two or three days at the police station of Panguipulli. »
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Sinner, come to sweet Jesus (Pecador, ven al dulce Jesús)

Author:
Unknown
Testimony by:
anonymous
Place & date:
« One time a group of male and female evangelicals came to Teja Island to preach. They were taken to the visitors’ yard. Because we prisoners had nothing else to do, we went to see them. »
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The Wall (La muralla)

Author:
Nicolás Guillén (lyrics) / Quilapayún (music)
Testimony by:
Domingo Lizama
« In prison there was a guy who played the guitar. He cheered up the afternoons in the cell. We all sang with him. »
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Three white lilies (Tres blancos lirios)

Author:
Unknown composer. This song probably relates to European early-years pedagogy.
Testimony by:
Domingo Lizama
Place & date:
« They arrested me in October 1973 at my workplace. I was 31 years old and worked as a porter at a logging business in Chumpullo, near Valdivia. »
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