WORK BEGINS IN SPAIN TO EXHUME BODIES OF VICTIMS FROM SPANISH CIVIL WARExperts arrived on Monday at the Valley of the Fallen which holds the remains of over 30,000 people from both sides of the civil warBy Elisa Menendez – 24 Apr, 2018 @ 16:020
WORK has begun to exhume the bodies of victims from the Spanish Civil War.Experts arrived on Monday at the Valley of the Fallen (Valle de los Caidos) – a vast mausoleum outside of Madrid, where the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco were buried some 40 years ago.It comes after a six year legal battle was launched by relatives of four victims, from both sides of the war, in a bid to give them a dignified burial with a ceremony.Some 500,000 soldiers and civilians were killed during the brutal war, which still haunts Spain almost 80 years later. Their bodies were scattered across Spain in mass graves, without the families’ consent or knowledge.In March 2016 a court finally granted permission but since starting work this week, experts have expressed concerns about exhuming the bodies as they have not been well preserved or separated.Built under Franco’s regime between 1940 to 1958, the Valley of the Fallen holds the remains of over 30,000 people from both sides of the civil war.The mausoleum was partly built by Republican political prisoners.It has faced huge criticism as it is the only remaining monument dedicated to a fascist leader in Europe.
Source: Work begins in Spain to exhume bodies of victims from Spanish Civil War | Olive Press News Spain
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 SIGN IN / JOIN Olive Press News SpainHOMEANDALUCIAOTHER NEWSPROPERTYBUSINESSNATIONALSPORTBLOGSADVERTISECONTACTHome Andalucia Body of missing Austrian expat found in Spain’s AndaluciaANDALUCIALEADOTHER NEWSBODY OF MISSING AUSTRIAN EXPAT FOUND IN SPAIN’S ANDALUCIAAfterClaudia Hiebler was reported missing by friends on Thursday April 19, her body was found by officials in La Linea yesterdayBy Elisa Menendez – 25 Apr, 2018 @ 13:140 EXPAT: Claudia Hiebler
THE body of a missing Austrian expat has been found in Cadiz.Claudia Hiebler was reported missing by friends on Thursday April 19.Her body was found by officials yesterday near the hotel where she was staying in Alcaidesa.The 61-year-old lived in Benidorm but had travelled to La Linea for a few days.Friends of the Alicante-based expat said they had last spoken to her on Tuesday April 17 around midday but since then her phone had been turned off.Authorities are currently waiting for the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of her death.Reportedly the body has shown no signs of foul play.The investigation continues.
Source: Body of missing Austrian expat found in Spain’s Andalucia | Olive Press News Spain
down from Benidorm for a few days rest to the safest place in Europe, missing found dead, foul play? safe as houses costa del Sol.