Sunday, February 1, 2015


The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi camps is being marked in Spain by historical attention to both the Spanish deportees and the role of the Franco regime in the Holocaust. Carlos Hernández de Miguel has published Los últimos españoles de Mauthausen, which amazingly is available (only in Spanish) for Kindle for under $5:

The book draws on various sources, including the recollections of survivors. I’ve just started reading it, and my throat hurts from the rising emotions. I don’t know how I’m going to make it all the way through.

There’s a site, Deportados, where you can find more information:

The paper El Público is also running a series on the subject, featuring interviews with survivors and articles about the complicity of the Franco government with the Nazi genocide.

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