The advance of the Nationalist troops during the Spanish Civil War transformed the conflict into a testing ground for repression that would eventually be imposed all over Spain with the final victory of Franco. The fall of the Northern Front in October 1937 led to the inauguration of the first concentration camps for war prisoners in the north of Spain. These spaces of confinement were devised to watch, classify, kill, and re-educate the vanquished Republicans. After the end of the war, in 1939, universconcentrationnaire were established throughout Spain. This chapter reviews the architecture of terror in light of recent archaeological investigations in the concentration camp of Castuera (Badajoz).
|Title of host publication||Archaeologies of Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism, and Repression|
|Subtitle of host publication||Dark Modernities|
|Editors||James Symonds, Pavel Vařeka|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Name||Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict |