Witnesses to War and Exile – General Introduction

Finding a living witness to the Spanish Civil War in the 21st century is a rarity. Of those lucky enough to survive the war, many have succumbed to old age. However, surviving civil war witnesses are making themselves and their stories known, including civil war veteran Bibiano Morcillo García. Thanks to the climate in Spain today in which recuperating memory and history of the war is immensely popular, witnesses to war have opportunities to share their stories.

Many families were forced into exile as Franco began to situate himself as dictator and many children were born into exile. Many of these exiles and their children have returned to Spain since Franco’s death in 1975 and are taking part in the recuperation of memory, especially the Association of Descendants of Exile.

Comments are closed.