The Disunion of Memory Recovery Within The International Brigades in the Popular Front

March 9, 2009

When one walks into the abyss of the Cementario Fuencarral, they are greeted with a maze of tombs, graves, statues, and urn walls. Amidst this scenery exists a story of battles, political struggles, and the recovery of memory that is barely imaginable in this peaceful place with its view of Madrid in one distance and the mountains in the other.     The cemetery was originally constructed as a gravesite for those members of the international brigades who fell during the Battle of Jarama in 1937. Read the rest of this entry »