1,821 mass graves to go

October 23, 2010

An exhumation at La Pedraja (Burgos). Photo by Mabel García for El País

Ten years after founding the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARMH), Emilio Silva estimates that there are still more than 1,800 mass graves to exhume in Spain, El País reports. The Spanish government will soon publish an online map detailing their exact locations. Since 2006, a year before the approval of the so-called Law of Historical Memory, the Spanish government has granted 5.9 million euros to help subsidize exhumation efforts (29% of the total of 19.5 million euros spent on historical memory recovery efforts.