The Honorable Ricardo
President of the
Palacio de La
††††††† Mr. President,
††††††† My name is Olga Weisfeiler. I am the sister of Professor Boris Weisfeiler, the only American who disappeared in
††††††† My daughter and I just returned from our second trip to
†††††††† Minister Bachelet, and many others officials, as well as U.S. Ambassador William R. Brownfield, all expressed their strong commitment in helping my family in the search for truth in
††††††† We also traveled to the place of my brother disappearance in the South of Chile and discovered new, until now unknown, evidences that, I strongly believe, are proving once again a cover-up by the military and by former government officials. During that trip I became convinced more than ever that the key to my brother's fate is hidden behind the gates of Colonia Dignidad.
††††††† With this letter I hope to raise the issue of Colonia Dignidad, now existing as Villa Baviera. For more than forty years the Chilean Government, has, despite many evidences of criminal activity there, allowed that community to exist and continue to commit crimes.
††††††† I feel deeply distressed and sorry for the Chilean and German children subjected to sexual abuse inside of Colonia Dignidad, for the aging residents of Colonia Dignidad who are kept from knowing about the outside world, for the Chilean families of disappeared prisoners who suffer from not knowing the fate of their loved once. I am asking for your help in the search for truth about my brother fate hidden behind the gates and in the files of Colonia Dignidad.†
††††††††† I strongly believe that now is the time that you as the President of the new democratic Chilean Government must take drastic measures against Colonia Dignidad and consider shutting it down once and for all. Only unrestricted access to its territory would solve numerous crimes that took place there and help its residents to gain freedom. Your government must end unexplained resistance of the Chilean authorities to the investigation of criminal activity of the community of Colonia Dignidad; you must save dozens of young children and help them to grow up as productive members of democratic Chilean society.
††††††††† I appreciate your attention to this matter and hope to hear from you soon.
††††††††††††††††† Sincerely yours,†††††††
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Olga Weisfeiler
Mario Garrido Montt, President of the Supreme Court
Josť Miguel Insulza, Interior Minister
Alejandro Salinas, Director of the Human Rights Office of the Foreign Ministry:
Jose A. Viera-Gallo Quesney, Senator VIII Region
Jaime Garmuri Mujica, Senator VII Region
Jaime Naranjo Ortiz, Senator VII Region
Hernan Larrain Fernandez, Senator VII Region
Mario Rios Santander, Senator VIII Region
Hosain Sabag Castillo, Senator VIII Region
Enrique Silva Cimma, Senator