Digging up Franco-era truths in Andalucia
20-Dec-2010 (one comment)

On the left hand side of Cazalla cemetery the graves are arranged neatly in a wall, Spanish style.

But across the path from the engraved headstones and flower arrangements, a very different kind of grave has been discovered. The vast pit now being excavated is a burial site from Spain's civil war.

In August 1936, dozens of Republican supporters - and anyone suspected of it - were shot and flung there.

Now uncovered, their bones lie sprawled as they landed: an arm above a head, a skull face down, the soles of shoes still eerily intact on skeletons.

Luis Pobrito was five when his father was taken away by nationalists loyal to General Franco. All Luis has today is one photograph and the conviction his father was killed here.

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