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Colloquium "The fields of memory" in the Watchtower Club (09/02/2020)

Within the VI Conference "AN EDUCATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. LOOKS FROM SCIENCES AND ARTS", the Atalaya Club hosts a talk-colloquium under the title 'The fields of memory' that will be given by journalist Carlos Hernández de Miguel.

The event will be presented by Professor of History, Ana Valencia Herrera and will take place next Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m. at the athenaeum facilities

In Spain there were 300 Franco concentration camps, 11 of them in the Region of Murcia, which passed between 700,000 and one million Spaniards, according to journalist Carlos Hernández de Miguel, who investigated for more than three years on this "forgotten chapter " by the history.

An investigation that culminated in the edition of the essential book 'The concentration camps of Franco' that he presented last year.

The concentration camps were the first leg of a repressive system, an ideological holocaust, which turned all of Spain into a huge prison full of graves.

In them, political prisoners and prisoners of war were killed, died of hunger and disease, suffered all kinds of torture and humiliation.

The Francoist system of these camps was designed according to the needs of the dictatorship, which were the extermination of the most active elements of the republican environment and the attainment of labor through the work battalions.

Throughout the dictatorship the documentation on these fields was gradually erased, but it was in the mid-1960s when there was a significant destruction of files.

The author of the book highlights the fact that none of these between 700,000 and one million people had been officially tried or accused and regrets that today the State has not put the means to make known the existence of these concentration camps and the new generations "get vaccinated" against them.

Source: Club Atalaya

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