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Virgins of Galindo

The phrase Virgins of Galindo refers to three maiden sisters (aged 7–16) that were slaughtered and then raped and dismembered just right after the assassination of their father, at the Galindo Manor, located outside the city walls of Santo Domingo, several weeks after the reunification of Hispaniola island by Haiti occurred in 1822.

Nowadays, within the Dominican society (specially among poets, historians, school curricula) these crimes are attributed to Haitian occupation soldiers.[1] However, some archives from the days would evidence that these crimes were not committed by Haitian officers, but by civilian men from both lands.[2][3]

Family members

The Andújar family was of Canarian descent, and native to Hincha. After the Haitian invasions of 1801 and 1805 they settled on the outskirts of Santo Domingo.[1]

  • Father: Andrés Antonio Andújar de Soto
Mother: María Manuela de Lara Pérez (deceased prior 1822)
  • "Virgins":
  1. Ana María Clemente Andújar de Lara
  2. Marcela Andújar de Lara
  3. Águeda Andújar de Lara

References to the slaughter in Dominican literature


  1. ^ a b Guerra Sánchez, Antonio José Ignacio (17 March 2007). "Toponimia y Genealogía: Galindo o Barrio de Mejoramiento Social (11 de 15)". Cápsulas Genealógicas en Areíto (in Spanish). Instituto Dominicano de Genealogía. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  2. ^ García Peña, Lorgia. "Black monsters and white virgins: a narration of the Dominican nation". Dominicanidad in Contra(diction). 
  3. ^ "La representación cambiante de Haití" (PDF). Revista Estudios Sociales (in Spanish) (Centro Bonó) (151): 66–67. 
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