Nora Cortiñas (co-founder and member of Mães de la Plaza de Mayo-Línea Fundadora): "I'm so sorry. Leave a whole history of ethics, commitment to our history. He was the deepest historian we had here in Argentina. We have had many, but it is what leaves more for generations to come. Argentine history passed in his life. He retained and broadcast and rebroadcast. Is unforgettable. I can add that your ethics and commitment leave a lot of heritage. "
Felipe Pigna (historian): "I am deeply saddened to learn that Osvaldo is no longer with us, he was a teacher in every way, a person whom I loved and tried very hard for, we were friends, companions of many things, lectures, trips, conferences. which I remember very particularly was in the chain of Ushuaia, where we talked about Simon Radowitzky.He taught me a lot about life, history and how to approach it, from the history of the voiceless, the defeated.I want to remember him with much and I think that the best homage we can give him is to read it, to remember his coherence and to continue his fight. the family Martínez de Hoz made us denounce the appropriation of land in Patagonia. "One of the last great joys of Osvaldo was to win the trial, a great last triumph of justice." I want to remember, honor him and ask everyone to read his immense work, which covers almost every aspect of contemporary Argentine history, particularly what has to do with the struggles of the dispossessed, the voiceless, the nobody. I feel a deep pain and, at the same time, proud to have been friends with someone so wonderful. "
José Pablo Feinmann (philosopher, writer): "Osvaldo Bayer found the central point of his investigations in the tragic episodes of Patagonia in the early 1920s. He found there the central point of the tragedy of this country: from the injustice, the brutality of the hegemonic classes and the self- who were at that time the majority, anarchists.He was a very serious historian, a hardworking worker.He also wrote a novel Rainer and Minou. And a biography of Severino Di Giovanni. He was in Cuba. He met Che. And he was exiled during the dictatorship. His work for the cinema was captured in an axial film, The rebellious Patagonia, directed by Héctor Olivera. He has always had this film as one of his most important accomplishments. He also wrote about anarchism and during the last few years he has dealt with the fate of the native peoples in this country. He looked seriously for the statue of Julio Argentino Roca to be lowered, in a brave effort that had no fruit. But his whole life is the example of a committed and militant intellectual. He was also a person with a great sense of humor and who liked to cultivate friendship. It has always been a great reference of social struggles in Argentina. He was close to the mothers and grandmothers. We're going to miss him a lot, at a time when the country needs people like him. "
Stella Calloni (writer and journalist): "In addition to everything that will always be said about Osvaldo Bayer, about his role as a historian, writer, journalist and tireless fighter, I would like to emphasize that if someone proved to be close to people, it was especially in these times when the term & He went to whatever place he was called in. If he were to open a librarian in a neighborhood, anywhere, he did not catch a plane, and if people could not. to pay a ticket, he paid … I emphasize this, because it is never said.He left us, forever, an example of dignity and love.He had a great capacity for love and a great simplicity. I emphasize his work in training, in opening minds and awakening consciences.We traveled together to some places, I found him back in other cases, and this man came alone, with many years he came down very close to his house, his shelter , loaded with papers and books. In this hideaway, I would always welcome you with tremendous human warmth. I have to go. And your smile and wisdom. Your way of respecting yourself. Being yourself at any moment you find it. He never betrayed himself; It was always consistent. With him I spent very happy and fun times even in recent times, remembering things. With that extraordinary memory he had. Today the Mapuche are persecuted, I remember everything he did in Patagonia and everything he still had to say about the world that lived so close. "
Cecilia Merchán (MP of the Parlasur) "I met him when we presented the project to take the Rock and put Juana Azurduy on the 100 note. The day after the presentation, a counterproposal of Osvaldo was coming out on our ticket proposal, it was an incredible, beautiful, very beautiful note. I called him and from there we started to make lots of moves together all over the country, everywhere, talking about the need to get the Rock out of the 100 note. He was an amazing person, very cheerful, funny; "He said, for example, that he wanted to put together a group of" badges "of people who were very metal plates, in which he always told me and gave me a lot of happiness. sadly due to some political situation, I asked him if he did not come down.If he never became pessimistic.And he said no, he was never pessimistic, that there was something very clear: we always won because we had nothing to lose. to Marcelo Valko, who was working on the evil of peace, a subject that seemed lost and no one could recognize. We present your book (The Invisible Indians of the Evil of Peace) in Congress, we became friends. These things are also important: taking matters, points in history that no one remembers, which no one gives enough courage, and making it a political cause is something wonderful that Osvaldo did throughout his life. One of the fortunes of life is to cross Bayer on the road and carry on some quarrel with him. "
Itai Hagman (political leader): "Osvaldo Bayer, old rebel, old man, his rebellious Patagonia has convinced entire generations to unite his destiny with the humblest, thank you for always being and for the political lucidity that accompanied you until the last minute."
H.I.J.O.S Capital: "Osvaldo Bayer is leaving, he's gone forever, he has lowered the photos of those who massacred the original peoples, raised the banner of the workers' struggles and human rights. victories! "
Daniel Filmus (National MEP): Osvaldo Bayer died, a journalist, writer, historian and one of the most respected Argentine intellectuals "
Horacio Pietragalla (National MEP): "We were one of the biggest, the most essential ones, thanks to Osvaldo Bayer for contributing so much to our collective history and our injustices, and we will inaugurate in Gallegos the monument to the executioners of La Anita, as we speak!
Manuela Castañeira (political leader): "He was a great historian who rescued the revolutionary class and tradition of the working class of the twentieth century.And also a tireless fighter for human rights.Let us continue our struggle for a world without oppression"
Roberto Baradel (union leader): "Osvaldo Bayer will never forget you and we commit to continue your fight by denouncing the genocides of yesterday and today.The Desert Campaign, the Rebel Patagonia, the Tragic Week were genocides and brutal attacks on the working class. ! "
Myriam Brgeman (Buenos Aires legislator): "We will always remember him with dozens of anecdotes, with his enormous support for the factories recovered during difficult times, Zanon, for Brukman, for the Timotense Community Art that made him work with them, we say: Dear Osvaldo Bayer, Present!"
Agustín Rossi (National MEP): "Osvaldo Bayer will always be a central figure in investigative journalism and a commitment to human rights and the truths about which history should never be silent, we gave you the minutes recovered from the last dictatorship.
Claudio Villarruel (journalist): "We were Osvaldo Bayer, a lighthouse that illuminated the path of those who want a fair, egalitarian, free and sovereign country.
Nicolás del Caño (National MEP): "Sadly, we have just left the great Osvaldo Bayer, in addition to many other things, historian of the most glorious pages of the labor movement, such as the Rebel Patagonia."
Mónica Macha (National MEP): "Osvaldo Bayer was a tireless fighter for freedom and equality. We have his legacy as an example to continue fighting for the dignity of people."
Horacio Altuna (cartoonist): "Goodbye, dear Bayer, we're a little more alone today."
Juan Amorin (journalist): "Historian Osvaldo Bayer has passed away, a great exponent of human rights and a beacon for all of us who want a fairer and more equitable country.
Argentine Association of Actors: "From the Argentine Association of Actors, we deeply regret the death of Osvaldo Bayer and accompany his family and friends in this difficult moment." Journalist, writer, syndicalist, historian, irreplaceable reference of Latin American culture and social struggles. and governments in the region. A human rights activist. "
Estela Díaz (CTA's gender secretary): – "Osvaldo Bayer died and we could not change the monument to Roca for one of the original women, as he had proposed, the commitment and homage is to come back and fulfill his dream.
Provincial Memory Commission: "Osvaldo Bayer died at age 91. He had an intense life dedicated to working for a better world, without oppression, violence and injustice, he put his intellectual capacity, his knowledge and his talents as a writer at the service of the popular masses. in the value of speech and transmission, and his uncompromising consistency made him never place his place as an individual author in the face of the social and political interest of his work, researching and writing with a profound political sense, both reviewing history as questioning the resistance of the workers, the genocide of the native peoples, the struggle of women, the crimes against humanity and the remaining state violence, are interwoven in their work as a great plot that never abandons the perspective of the oppressed, who occupy the center of history and the emancipatory hope of humanity, close to anarchist ideas, Time to defy power of the day and to point out injustices without conditions. This earned him political persecution and exile. Its coherence and its struggles constituted it in a reference of the struggles for the human rights, understanding them like the construction of a world without injustice and inequality. That is why his career marks the path of the struggles of today and of those to come. Efforts to challenge today's unjust order must be inscribed in the long history that people have accumulated. There are the marks of his suffering and also the traces left to guide the new generations in the possible futures to be created. He was an academic consultant for CPM, and we recognize him as a teacher and partner, as his struggles always enlighten us. "
Armenian National Council: "Today, the news of the death of the historian and journalist Osvaldo Bayer at the age of 91, one of the greatest defenders of the Armenian cause and of the Argentine historian who worked hardest on Armenian issues, was known." During his work, especially in his columns on the back of Page / 12 and books, Bayer repeatedly referred to Armenian issues, emphasizing the spread of the genocide against the Armenian people perpetrated by the Turkish state between 1915 and 1923, and participated in many occasions in the acts of the community. One of the issues that most mobilized Bayer was the murder of journalist Hrant Dink in Turkey in 2007. Osvaldo Bayer made a key contribution to spreading the case by naming Hrant Dink as "Armenian Rodolfo Walsh." The historian officiated as the host of the play The Pigeon's Claim, that narrated the life of Dink. "This Armenian civilian hero had as his own mission that the Turks themselves recognize their mass crime, but he failed, but entered into history as a fighter of those who never abandon their humanitarian principles," he said in one of his columns. In 2003, the National Council of Armenia (CNA) awarded him, for his contributions to the Armenian cause, Osvaldo Bayer a distinction, which would later be called the "Hrant Dink distinction to Argentine journalism". In 2012, a tribute was paid to Bayer at the Armenian Cultural Association, where fragments of his documentary were presented Awka Liwen"
Production: Paula Sabatés and María Daniela Yaccar