Spanish summer camp: historical memory work in Extremadura

July 19, 2010

This week a group of young Spaniards is participating in the seventh annual Summer Camp to Recover the Historical Memory of Extremadura, ABC reports. Organized by the Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica de Extremadura (ARMHEX), the camp brings together young people between 18 and 30 years of age from Aragón, Murcia, Navarra, Valencia, Andalucía, and Cantabria with experts in history, archeology, and anthropology, in order to locate and exhume unmarked mass graves from the Civil War and the Franco period, through archival research and oral history. More at ARMHEX’s blog.