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The San Pedro de Cardeña concentration camp

Between 1936 and 1947 almost half a million people were detained in 188 Francoist concentration camps, the last of which, at Miranda de Ebro, finally closed in 1947 (Javier Rodrigo, Cautivos, 2005, p. 308). One of the most important camps occupied parts of the ancient monastery at San Pedro de Cardeña, about 10 km south … Continue reading The San Pedro de Cardeña concentration camp

“Prison of Women” by Tomasa Cuevas

If you read this article and find it useful please consider making a donation to enable us to continue our work by following this link Thank you! In a blogpost in 2019 we reviewed Tomasa Cuevas’s book Carcel de Mujeres 1939-1945. We mentioned that her book had been published in English in 1998 under the title Prison … Continue reading “Prison of Women” by Tomasa Cuevas

The Devout and the Displaced: A new History of the International Brigades

If you read this article and find it useful please consider making a donation to enable us to continue our work by following this link Thank you! During the Civil War thousands of people from other countries volunteered to fight for the Spanish Republic against the insurgents led by General Franco. Most of these joined the International … Continue reading The Devout and the Displaced: A new History of the International Brigades

The Atocha Massacre: 44 Years After

On 24 January 1977 three extreme-right terrorists stormed into the offices of labour lawyers working for the trade union Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) in the Calle Atocha in Madrid. They opened fire murdering three of the lawyers, Enrique Valdelvira Ibáñez, Luis Javier Benavides Orgaz and Francisco Javier Sauquillo. They also killed a law student, Serafín Holgado, … Continue reading The Atocha Massacre: 44 Years After

Memoirs of the War & Post-War by female writers

Last year we published a selection of books dealing with aspects of the Civil War and the Franco Regime. We continued this this year with some Some Recommendations for Summer Reading Following on from this previous post (1) New Books , today we discuss (2) Memoirs of the Civil War and the Post-War period by … Continue reading Memoirs of the War & Post-War by female writers