Button

Button
Title
Button
Date 
1972-1973
Medium 
Metal, plastic
Dimensions 
diameter: 1 1/4 in. ( 3.2 cm )
Description 
Circular pin-back button: "KIDNAP/KISSINGER/?"; blue and white.
Credit Line 
Gift of Norma P. Munn
Object Number 
2002.68.12
Gallery Label 
The family of Chilean military commander Rene Schneider, who was killed in 1970 during a botched kidnapping, filed a federal lawsuit accusing Henry A. Kissinger, Richard M. Helms and other officials in the Nixon administration of orchestrating a series of covert activities that led to his assassination. This button makes reference to the event.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group