Four Civil War mass graves identified in Ronda

Preliminary test excavations conducted by the Association of Historical Memory at a cemetery in Ronda has identified four mass graves and the remains of ten people, although it is thought that the pits could contain as many as 3,000 bodies.

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.

Exhumations at mass grave in Montefrío

The Granada Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory has exhumed 18 bodies from a mass grave at cortijo ‘Los Martínez’ in Montefrío, these individuals having been shot between September 21st and September 28th 1936.

Torrox Civil War graves to be opened

In the next few months, Torrox Council will initiate proceedings to exhume the remains from two Civil War mass graves in the town.

Exhumation set to begin

A georadar study conducted by the Andalucian Institute of Geophysics on behalf of the Junta de Andalucia has detected the possible remains of six people in a mass grave in the Fuente Grande park in Alfacar, Granada, one of whom is believed to be the poet Federico García Lorca.

New Civil War graves discovered in Torrox

The first conference relating to the Historical Memory held in Torrox at the weekend was attended by almost 200 people, many of them relatives of people who died during the Spanish Civil War. The conference was also attended by historians, and the exchange of information between themselves and the relatives led to the surprising discovery of two new mass graves.

Civil war graves

The family of the Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca have dropped their objection to the excavation of his grave. Lorca was executed, along wth a teacher and two trade unionists, by General Francisco Franco’s nationalists at the start of the civil war in 1936.