Inauguración como Lugar de Memoria Democrática a la fosa común del Cementerio de Puerto Real (2018).

Reflections From My Desk, by Debbie Eade There were two important dates for the Historical Memory movement in Spain last week. The first was Sunday 18 July, which marked 85 years since the Civil War began, when Franco brought troops by air and sea to the Campo de Gibraltar areaSeguir leyendo…

Fosa común del cementerio de Jimena de la Frontera.

Archaeologists working at the old cemetery in the castle at Jimena de la Frontera have found another mass grave containing at least five more of Franco’s victims. This is the second phase of the exhumation works, which are financed by the Cádiz provincial government and the Mancomunidad de Municipios ofSeguir leyendo…

Ciclo de conferencias "Golpe, guerra y represión".

The cycle of conferences called ‘Golpe, guerra y represión’ which has been organised by the Casa de la Memoria association began on Friday 16 July with an interview with renowned British hispanist and historian Paul Preston. Questions were put to him by the president of the Association, Malgara García Díaz,Seguir leyendo…

The people, against the military coup.

18th July marked the 85th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War in the Campo de Gibraltar area, when Franco brought troops by air and sea from Morocco and immediately began to instil terror into the area to prevent any attempts at resistance. People on social media sharedSeguir leyendo…

La Voz de la Memoria in english.

On Sunday 20 June a book called Testimonios was presented in Jimena. Cádiz city hall has removed a plaque from a building in which the poet José María Pemán was born. In Valencia, two people have been fined 4,000 euros each for carrying Francoist flags. In Murcia, the regional governmentSeguir leyendo…

Francisca Saraiba Acedo, vecina de San Pablo, de 94 años, en un momento del acto en el que también se recordó a su padre, José Saraiba Saraiba, que fue asesinado en 1937.

On Sunday 20 June there was a presentation at the Casa de la Cultura in Jimena de la Frontera, of a book called ‘Testimonios’ which contains the transcripts of interviews given to the Foro por la Memoria del Campo de Gibraltar by local people who are hoping to recover theSeguir leyendo…

Jesús Verdú, miembro del comité científico de la Asociación; la concejal de Cultura y presidenta de la Comisión Municipal de Memoria Histórica, Ana Ruiz; Malgara García, presidenta de la Asociación. y Andrés Rebolledo, directivo.

The Casa de la Memoria Association was officially presented at an event in San Roque on Monday 14 June, as part of the activities organised by the council to commemorate the Day of Memory and Homage to Victims of the Military Coup and Franco Dictatorship. The association forms part ofSeguir leyendo…

Retirada de la placa (Foto: web municipal).

Cádiz city hall has removed a plaque from the outside of a property in Calle Isabel La Católica, which is where José María Pemán was born. The building currently houses the council’s Social Services department. The plaque showed a female figure holding an instrument on the right hand side andSeguir leyendo…