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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 17, Virtual item 12, Q594- Fantasy on torturing defectors, Jonestown meeting | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 17, Virtual item 12, Q594- Fantasy on torturing defectors, Jonestown meeting
April 13, 1978

"Just tell us, what do you think should be done with your relatives?" While Jim Jones does not speak those words until midway through the second side of the tape – although the tape starts with the Jonestown community meeting in progress, so he might have issued the invitation earlier – this is the theme of the gathering. One by one, people come forward to the microphone, talk about what the church has done for them or their relatives, tell how the relatives then betrayed the church, and then describe increasingly graphic ways of killing them. The more well-known traitors – among them, the Stoens, the eight defectors from Ukiah, the Medlocks – also are tortured over and over with words. As one elderly woman says, the enemies of Peoples Temple "don't know who they're messin' with."

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

Phys. Desc:
Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
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The Jonestown Institute
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