Thursday, 13 March 2008

Exiles museum: Keeping the memory alive

It is somehow fitting that a museum dedicated to refugees should be located in a border town. La Jonquera in Alt Empordà witnessed at first hand the exodus of thousands of people, as Republican sympathisers fled Franco's victorious forces after the Civil War. That was in 1939 and, for some, still within living memory. Those memories now have a home at Mume or the Museu Memorial de l'Exili. (Full story in printed edition).

1 comments:

Anne Goldberg, Barcelona,  18 March 2008 at 11:57  

I always wondered why people in Catalonia ingore his own diaspora. Maybe this new museum can explain this a little.