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Herminio Martinez, one of the Basque children refugees tells his story
Herminio Martinez, one of the child refugees from the Spanish Civil War, remembers his experiences. This talk explores the Basque Children’s story with highlights from the Marx Memorial Library archive collection.
The Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936. A far-right military coup against the elected government in Spain led to a brutal conflict. With support from Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy the rebels targeted civilians. Thousands fled bombing raids on the cities of northern Spain. In 1937 the Republic asked the world to take refugee children.
Hear from Herminio Martinez, one of the refugees who came to Britain on the Habana in May 1937.
This event accompanies a collaborative exhibition at Islington Museum, jount with the BCA'37.