Baking Bread for the Buenos Aires Dead
It’s been nearly 18 years since the fatal Jewish community center bombing
It’s a week before the 18th anniversary of the bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish Community Center that killed 85, and to help commemorate the occasion, that center, known as AMIA, has launched a campaign called “Pan de la Memoria”—bread of memory. Basically, as you can see, you make bread to share, so as never to forget. There’s also a list of the victims, and—¡claro que sí!—a recipe (margarina? really?).
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