for the Spain they believed to be better
In the civil cemetery of Huesca
Memorial to the shot in Huesca
The outer wall of the west wall of the civil cemetery of Huesca was the place where hundreds of people from Huesca were shot from 1936, at the beginning of the Civil War until 1945.
80 years after the start of the war, Spanish democracy wanted to remember these victims , with an artistic intervention called “Memorial a los fusilados en Huesca” / "Memorial to the shot in Huesca".
This is a project that has a great symbology, since a 16 cm gap has been opened in the wall, which measures 60 cm thick. Inside this gap there are two 12 mm aluminum plates, where the 548 names of all those shot, -either in the wall of the cemetery, or in other parts of the city- are written in alphabetical order.
The architect responsible of the project was Rafal Zalba, the artistic intervention was carried out by Óscar Lamora, with the collaboration of the sculptor Eduardo Cajal, and the civil work was carried out by the Municipal Brigades, since the City Council of Huesca was also involved in this project.
The “Memorial a los fusilados en Huesca” / "Memorial to the shot in Huesca" was inaugurated on 23 August 2016.
The civil cemetery of Huesca also houses the grave of captain Fermín Galán Rodriguez, a Spanish soldier known for leading with captain Ángel García Hernández the failed Jaca uprising on 12-13 December 1930, a few months before the foundation of the Second Spanish Republic. Both of them were executed because of the uprising and are known as Martyrs of the Republic. The civil cemetery also houses the grave of Sixto Coll Coll, the last Republican President of Diputación Provincial de Huesca.These photos were taken in September 2019. They show several views of the memorial, the Monument to the Fallen and the entrance of the Cemetery of Huesca.