A grave with 250 repressed under swings Palencia

A grave with 250 repressed under swings Palencia

Saint Pierre : Saint Pierre and Miquelon | Aug 16, 2011 at 11:01 PM PDT
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Cantera Diez Amidio was 14 when last heard about his father, Julian Cantera Cantera, 43, Councilman Villaviudas (Palencia) in the Second Republic. "If I'm going to kill it before my children," he snapped at a Falangist leader. "Do not rush Julian, who is not going to happen," answered the front of his house the night of August 13, 1936, in which it was shot between Magaz de Pisuerga and the Monastery of La Trappe. Now, Amidi, 89, tells the family with other trade unionists, mayors and council members shot during the Civil War who hoped yesterday the start of the excavation of the third sector of the ancient cemetery of Palencia, now a playground. Under the swings of the playground, victims groups estimate that about 250 bodies of Franco's reprisals.The park lies beneath its soil a total of 497 repressed by the dictatorship. "In the area excavated are in the majority of men and half by two and three niche," explained Pablo García Colmenares, president of the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH) Palencia, who supports the project with the groups of Venta de Baños, Baltanás, Dueñas, and Monzon Campos Villaviudas, all municipalities in this province. In 80%, according to figures from ARMH Palencia, the victims were union members, councilors and mayors in late 1936 and early 1937.Como Carrascal Valdazo Gregory, father of Rosario Rodriguez and Mayor Valdazo Navero Cevico. The "daughter of the communist" as they called it, remember I was 5 years-now 79 - when he took his father to prison in Palencia. "We called the Jail water, humidity," recounted yesterday before he reached the Anthropology Unit of the Autonomous University of Madrid and Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi.For more than 100 families is their last chance.

Shaziakhan is based in Kahror Pakka, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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