The lost children of Francoism
Discussion on The Franco Regime.
Date: 07-06-2017Time: 18:30 - 20:00
The Franco regime took 30,000 children from leftists between 1939-1953 and used adoptive families or Francoist care homes to turn the youngsters against their parents ideas. These removals morphed into a criminal enterprise: between 1953-1990 doctors and nurses sold around 300,000 children into adoption.
Dr Peter Anderson (University of Leeds), the Catalan journalist, leading expert Montserrat Armengou, and the activist Soledad Luque will offer their findings and reflections on one of the most traumatic and least researched criminal enterprises of recent Spanish past.
Although the event will be free of charge, given the large expected audience, attendees need to register here in advance.