LA Times on Spain’s stolen babies

January 10, 2011

Hazel Healy writes in the Los Angeles Times on Spanish families’ efforts to seek truth and justice:

Emilia Girón never forgot her second son. She wanted to name him Jesús, but he was taken from her in the hospital to be baptized and was never returned. He was stolen while she was imprisoned by Gen. Francisco Franco‘s regime, in the early 1940s, after the country’s bitter civil war. … Her baby boy was one of thousands of children who were reportedly separated from their parents in the 1940s during a little-known chapter of the repression that followed the 1936-’39 Spanish Civil War, a practice that would have a terrible echo decades later in Argentina’s “dirty war.”

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