Our database has recently grown with the addition of a dataset which is very special because it includes data about all of the people killed in an entire autonomous community, that of La Rioja. For this we are grateful for the generosity of Jesús Vicente Aguirre, who has contributed the data gathered in his three-volume … Continue reading Human Rights, the case of La Rioja: the database continues to grow
There were few armed confrontations in La Rioja during the Spanish Civil War. The troops of General Mola entered Logroño, the provincial capital, on 19 July 1936 and the repression was ferocious, as the researcher Jesús Vicente Aguirre explains in Aquí nunca pasó nada (2007). When there was no space to bury the dead left … Continue reading La Barranca: 40th Anniversary
As a means of paying homage to Neus Català, we are including in the ihr.world database of victims of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco Regime a dataset of the 8,263 Spanish people who were deported to Nazi extermination camps. We are also doing this because there are still people such as Lola, who, … Continue reading Neus Català in Ravensbrück – and who else?
On 6 October 2017 Innovación y Derechos Humanos submitted a request to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations & Transparency (Departament d’Afers i Relacions Institucionals i Exteriors i Transparència – DRAEIT) asking for a copy of the Catalan Government’s census of people forcibly disappeared during the Spanish Civil War in order to include them … Continue reading Access to the names of victims of enforced disappearance denied
This entry served as the basis for the article Estos son los otros muertos del Valle de los Caídos published by Juan Miguel Baquero in eldiario.es on 1 September 2018. The so-called “Valle de los Caídos” (Valley of the Fallen), built to commemorate the Spanish Civil War and opened to the public on 1 April … Continue reading The People Buried in the Valle de los Caídos: Where did they die?
If the current plans are implemented, the remains of the Dictator Francisco Franco will soon be exhumed from the so-called “Valle de los Caídos” or “Valley of the Fallen.” The mausoleum, erected to commemorate the Spanish Civil War, is the largest mass-grave in Spain. It opened to the public on 1 April 1959, on the 20th anniversary … Continue reading Who else is buried in the “Valle de los Caídos”?
The Working Group on Forced or Involuntary Disappearances of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has published a devastating report on Spain, which, in the space of 144 pages, denounces the failure to comply with the recommendations which it made in its report to the Spanish government in 2014. The most regrettable aspect … Continue reading The UN requests justice for 114.226 victims of enforced disappearance
In 2010 the Guadalajara branch of the Izquierda Unida party published a list of the hundreds of victims of the Francoist repression in the province.The list included the names of 839 people who were shot. Of these 217 were executed in the city of Guadalajara itself: 69 of these were natives of the province and the … Continue reading Victory for Ascensión Mendieta