Out of the SIlence

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By VoiceAmerica and Cheryl Jones. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
In 1972, a plane full of young people on their way to a rugby tournament crashed in the Andes. What followed was 72 days of survival in a rough and inhospitable environment. Those who did not die in the crash itself were in constant peril from freezing cold, hunger, avalanche and injury. How did the survivors manage to stay alive and, ultimately, bring about their own rescue? And what did that icy mountain have to teach them about love, community and the resources each of them had within them? For Eduardo Strauch, the crash became a reference point for everything in his life, his second birth. And, long after those 72 days, he felt a deep need to write about it and to explore how it had imprinted on his soul. His book, Out of the SIlence, is the result.

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