Concentration Camps: Classifyng the Subjects of the New Spain

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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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchaeologies of Totalitarianism, Authoritarianism, and Repression
Subtitle of host publicationDark Modernities
EditorsJames Symonds, Pavel Vařeka
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-46683-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-46682-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict


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