Francisco Franco

  • Spain to Exhume Franco From Monument He Had Built

    Franco had the site built, in part with forced labor, to honor those who “fell for God and Spain” in the Spanish Civil War, and it became one of Europe’s largest mass graves, with the remains of at least 33,000 people.

  • Plan to Exhume Franco Renews Spain’s Wrestle With History

    Within days of taking office, Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced that his government wanted to exhume Franco and move him to a more modest burial place, as part of an effort to atone for the crimes of the civil war and the repression that followed the conflict.