Daughter of ‘dirty war,’ raised by man who killed her parents

by Alexi Barrionuevo

Photo: Joao Pina/New York Times

BUENOS AIRES — Victoria Montenegro recalls a childhood filled with chilling dinnertime discussions. Lt. Col. Hernán Tetzlaff, the head of the family, would recount military operations he had taken part in where “subversives” had been tortured or killed. The discussions often ended with his “slamming his gun on the table,” she said.