This is a book about Basque nationalism and its evolution during the central decades of the 20th century, through the analysis of the figure of Telesforo Monzón (1904-1981), one of its most influential politicians, first in the ranks of the PNV and later in Herri Batasuna. He maintained an enormous political leadership from the Second Republic to the Transition although, even today, a partial image of his figure persists. A schematic memory has been transmitted that reduces the character to a symbol of the national unity, however, this representation does not correspond to the real story of Telesforo Monzón, much more complex and contradictory.
The number 25 of the Cahiers de civilization espagnole contemporaine, an open access electronic journal, has just been published online.
In addition to various studies, reviews and recent publications, this issue proposes a series of works gathered in a dossier entitled «1939-2019: Quelle (s) mémoire (s) pour les exilés républicains espagnols en France? Between l'intime et le politique.»
In this blog you will find interviews with people over 80 about personal relationships during the 30s and 40s in Spain, their impressions, their experiences and their opinions. The result of many hours of good conversations, many hours with people who have a lot to say and who grew up in Spain during the worst years in the recent history of this country: the years of hunger.
Its author Yanire Ramos, has a degree in History (specialty in Contemporary History) and as a great passionate in the subject she tries to offer us, through the perspective of our elders, a different vision of the recent history of our country.
Felipe Mejías López, researcher archaeologist of the Cátedra Interuniversitaria de Memoria Democrática de la Comunitat Valenciana has just published this interesting article in number 10 of the Ebre 38 journal, International Journal of the Civil War (1936-1939).
At the end of the Spanish Civil War, thousands of Republican prisoners were taken to the Albatera concentration camp (Alicante) where they were held in subhuman conditions. There they lived overcrowded, subjected to harassment and torture, poorly fed and with diseases. The arbitrary executions that were carried out there, regardless of any judicial process, caused a number of deaths that have yet to be assessed.
The article reveals the results of an investigation that has made it possible to locate the location of some of the mass graves where the bodies of the reprisals were buried in the concentration camp.
The Memorial Center for the Victims of Terrorism and the Fernando Buesa Foundation have just presented the Audiovisual Glossary of the Victims of Terrorism, a project coordinated by Gaizka Fernández Soldevilla and Eduardo Mateo.
It is an audiovisual tool in which 22 experts (historians, jurists, political scientists, etc.) explain 66 terms related to terrorism, its victims and their memory before the camera.