New book explores ‘Spanish holocaust’

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New book explores ‘Spanish holocaust’

A NEW book charting the atrocities of the Franco era has been published.

The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain examines what is arguably the darkest period in Spain’s history.

Besides events on the battlefield, author Paul Preston also discusses the tens of thousands of Spaniards officially executed between 1936 and 1945.

Around 200,000 innocent men, women and children were killed by Franco and his supporters, who set out to eliminate ‘those who do not think as we do’.

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  1. interesting.
    a little more info would be nice.
    i’ve never heard of this author, has he written other things, does he have any qualifications or experience to be authoritative on this subject. what do spanish reviews say on this.
    Is this published in Spanish? Will this be read by spaniards? have the majority decided to deal with the past or is it “still sweep it under the carpet”?

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