Spain’s Ministry of Justice Creates Archive for Concentration Camp Victims

September 19, 2012

Mauthausen survivors cheer the soldiers of the Eleventh Armored Division of the U.S. Third Army one day after their actual liberation. Photo Donald R. Ornitz. USHMM, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park.

According to Público, Spain’s Ministry of Justice has created an archive in which one may access information about the 4,400 Spaniards who died in concentration camps in Austria and Germany during the Second World War. The database will provide names, dates of birth and death, and any relevant historical documents related to the victims. As Público reports, the launching of the database has been made possible by the “digitalization of records sent by the Ministry of Ex-combatants and the Victims of the French War.” With the initiation of this archive, Department of Justice continues its dedication to preserving Spanish historical memory.

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