29 Dec, 2010 @ 12:38
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Search for Spain’s ‘lost babies of Franquismo’

DOZENS of families are hoping to finally find their long-lost children during a new police investigation into Franco’s crimes.

The Cadiz public prosecutor has ordered the police to trace ‘the lost babies of Franquismo’ after around 25 families across the province came forward with new allegations.

Majority of the victims claim their children have been taken away at birth and later pronounced dead.

The children were later adopted, often without ever learning of their true parents.

This heartless policy was authorized by Franco to punish former Republican sympathizers.

Similar investigations are taking place across the country.

In particular, Madrid authorities are now compiling a new statistical database of newborn deaths to prove the extent of the forced adoptions.

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