Remains of General Franco victims exhumed from mass grave

Published on February 1st, 2012 | by Admin


The remains of 17 women killed under General Francisco Franco’s regime in 1937 are being exhumed from a mass grave in Spain.

Since the exhumation began last week, the remains of 14 of the 17 women have been discovered at the cemetery in the southwestern town of Gerena, said 25-year-old Lucia Socam, whose great-aunt Granada Hidalgo was among one of the victims.

The skeleton of one of the women was removed from the mass grave on Monday so her descendants can give her a proper burial, she added.

The women, dubbed the ’17 roses’, were rounded up and shot by General Francisco Franco’s forces in 1937 for being relatives of people on the opposing Republican side.

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Story: AFP | Photo: AFP

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