Unearthed: Francisco Franco


Frontal view of the Valle de los Caídos and Santa Cruz basílica. El Escorial, Madrid, Spain. Pablo Forcén Soler/public domain

We’re taking a look at Francisco Franco and the Spanish Civil War. We've talked about Spain’s parliament voting to exhume the remains of dictator Francisco Franco and relocate them to a state-funded mausoleum, and we’re giving that entire situation more context.

Tracy's Research:

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  • Benavides, Lucia. “Spain Plans To Remove Franco's Remains From A Memorial, Angering His Supporters.” NPR. 10/19/2018. https://www.npr.org/2018/10/19/658094808/spain-plans-to-remove-francos-remains-from-a-memorial-angering-his-supporters
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  • McAuley, James. “Spain’s plan to exhume Franco revives memories of an unsettled past.” 10/19/2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/spains-plan-to-exhume-franco-digs-up-memories-of-an-unsettled-past/2018/10/18/3531e1b4-c0e9-11e8-9f4f-a1b7af255aa5_story.html?utm_term=.33cdb6789551

Topics in this Podcast: Spain, exhumations, European history, Spanish Civil War, World War II, 20th century, fascism