Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Spanish Holocaust

Republican prisoners about to be shot by Nationalist firing squad
The Spanish Civil War; I continue to be amazed by the brutality that happened 75 years ago and how little is known about it by the general public, reverted to in politics and lessons not taken. 
I am half way, struggling through Paul Preston's new work "The Spanish Holocaust" and it doesn't make for pleasant reading, but is incredibly interesting and revealing.
Of course, the present-day Spanish right-wing press dismiss the work as biased and pro-Republican (what else could you be, if having to take sides?), but I am impressed with his research and extensive descriptions of atrocities committed by the Republican side, or better, in Republican held territory.
A highly recommended read! 

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