Research into mass graves in Ronda

Work has started at the San Lorenzo cemetery in Ronda to identify two possible mass graves where it is thought that between 1,700 and 3,000 Civil War victims could be buried.

The objective of this initial research is to locate and define existing graves in the cemetery as a prelude to exhumation. Up to 3,000 people, mostly Republicans, are thought to have been dumped in pits during the Spanish Civil War.

The project, the first stage of which is being funded by the  Directorate General of Democratic Memory of the Junta de Andalucia, is expected to take one year, with the final objective being to honour those who died and giving them a decent and proper burial.

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