A conference on the works carried out by the republican prisoners who Franco used as slave labour when the Civil War ended is to take place at the Palacio de Congresos in La Línea de la Concepción on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November.
About 30,000 prisoners from other parts of Spain were brought to this area between 1939 and 1945, to build roads and fortifications as part of Franco’s plans to enter World War II alongside Hitler, with the aim of taking Gibraltar and North Africa. They were kept in extremely harsh, overcrowded and insanitary living conditions. Many died from illness, exhaustion and starvation.
The conference has been organised by the Foro por la Memoria del Campo de Gibraltar in collaboration with the Mancomunidad de Municipios del Campo de Gibraltar and the Cádiz provincial council.

Fotograma del documental Estos muros, que se podrá ver en La Línea le jueves 16 de noviembre.
The documentary film ‘Estos muros’ can be seen in La Línea on Thursday 16 November.