Rufina Amaya

 

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: sole survivor of the El Mozote massacre who in 1981 saw Salvadoran troops slaughter her family and many others in her village, then dedicated her life to telling about it as the only witness, who escaped government soldiers on the morning of December 11, 1981 as they killed all the men, women, and children in her village El Mozote.

 

 

Cause of Death: After a stroke

 

Born: June 10, 1942

 

Died: March 6, 2007

 

Location: San Miguel, El Salvador