Memory Association celebrates 10-year anniversary

October 12, 2010

Next week the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica, ARMH), founded and led by Emilio Silva, will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of its first exhumation of a mass grave, which took place on October 23-24, 2000 in Priaranza del Bierzo (León), Público reports. The celebration,  which will take place in Priaranza, will include public debates and round-table discussions about the achievements of the memory movement and what still remains to be done–with the participation of Santiago Macías, Francisco Ferrándiz, Pablo Sánchez León, Francisco Exteberría and others–as well as a concert in tribute of the victims, their family members, and everyone who has volunteered their labor in the Association’s many projects and exhumations. Since 2000, more than 1,300 bodies have been recovered from mass graves.