Spanish government releases map of Civil War with mass graves

May 5, 2011
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Today the Spanish government released, as part of its Historical Memory Portal, an online, interactive national map detailing the location of Civil War events as well as thousands of mass graves that have been identified over the past dozen years, thanks in large part to the efforts of grassroots organizations such as the Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica. (Local governments ruled by the conservative Partido Popular refused to supply data for the map.) The release of this map is part of the stipulations included in the so-called Law of Historical Memory, which was adopted in December 2007. See the map in English here. Coverage from El País here. I

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2 Responses to “ Spanish government releases map of Civil War with mass graves ”

  1. Excalibur on May 8, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Finally, evil must be revealed.

  2. Boyce C. Wright on April 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    What the Francoist right wing forces did to the people of Spain during their civil war will never be expunged until the Spanish themselves come to terms, honest terms, with what actually happened. Both the Republica and the Nationalist factions committed atrocities, but the Nationalist-Francoist faction was by far the bloodiest. Spain still has a vocal right wing, and they should be forced to own up to what their fathers and grandfathers did in that horrendous war. Although I seriously doubt that they will ever do this. Still, I think, the grave should be opened and the victims given proper burial. They are owed at that much. Perhaps they then may rest in peace.

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