Recuperation of the Historical Memory
Human Rights violations in Spain - Civil War and Franco's regime
This research involves the search, location, recovery and identification of victims of the Spanish Civil War, Spain, with work being conducted at various sites within Spain.
Mass graves have been uncovered that contain victims of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and which have been exhumed at the request of relatives who are still searching for their loved ones.
This work has had a major impact on Spanish contemporary society, as it brings forth evidence of historical accounts pertaining to the atrocities committed during that time by the Franco Regime.
Additionally, it is part of a Transitional Justice process, which is being debated and sought in Spain within high level courts of justice. Also important is the impact on the surviving family members, who after many decades are finally able to reclaim the remains of those who died with impunity.
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- Ferllini, R. 2010. Tissue Preservation and Projectile Context in a Spanish Civil War Victim. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 17:285-88.
- Spanish Ministry of the Presidency
- Association for the Recuperation of Historical Memory, Spain.
- Human Rights investigation
- Spanish Civil War
- Forensic archaeology
- Forensic anthropology
- Trauma identification
- Firearm wounds
- Biological profiling
- Historical Memory