for the Spain they believed to be better
In the Paredón de España
At the end of Spanish Civil War in 1939 and during the following years thousands of people loyal to Spanish Republic were shot by the fascists in Paterna (Valencia, Spain), most of them in a place known as the Paredón de España. It is estimated that during the repression of Franco’s dictatorship from 3rd April 1939 to 21st November 1950, 2.237 people were executed by firing squads. Most of them were buried in mass graves in Paterna cemetery where a memorial to the victims designed by the artist Antonio Miró and the architecter Manolo Vidal was built in 2009.
These photos were taken in December 2017 and show the Paredon de España, the location where these 2.237 people were executed. Nowadays the place goes entirely unnoticed.