The long shadow of the Spanish Civil War

Lecture - HA Annual Conference 2016

Dr Peter Anderson, last updated: 3rd June 2016

The long shadow of the Spanish Civil War - Peter Anderson, University of Leeds

This podcast was recorded at the HA Annual Conference 2016 which took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.

This talk examined how and why the Spanish Civil War continues to divide society. It begins by exploring the long-silenced history of the Francoist repression and goes on to examine more recent efforts to come to terms with this violent past.  These efforts include demands for the dignified re-burial of the remains of those murdered, justice for the families of thousands of children removed from opponents, the return of property and the renaming of streets. Accordingly, the eightieth anniversary year of the start of the conflict provides an opportunity to consider how the past continues to shape the present.

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