On this day, 19 August 1936, the gay socialist poet Federico García Lorca was taken from his jail cell and executed on the order of General Franco’s military authorities. The Spanish civil war had broken out one month previously, and it was clear on what side his sympathies lay: “I will always be on the side of those who have nothing and who are not even allowed to enjoy the nothing they have in peace.” To date, his remains have still not been found.
In this podcast we give an overview of the civil war:


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