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The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-century Spain (Hardback)
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The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-century Spain (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 01/03/2012
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Selected as the Sunday Times History Book of the Year for 2012, this is a meticulous work of scholarship from the foremost historian of 20th-century Spain. The culmination of more than a decade of research, 'The Spanish Holocaust' seeks to reflect the intense horrors visited upon Spain during its ferocious civil war, the consequences of which still reverberate bitterly today. The brutal, murderous persecution of Spaniards between 1936 and 1945 is a truth that should have been told long ago. Paul Preston here offers the first comprehensive picture of what he terms "the Spanish Holocaust": mass extra-judicial murder of some 200,000 victims, cursory military trials, torture, the systematic abuse of women and children, sweeping imprisonment, the horrors of exile. Those culpable for crimes committed on both sides of the Civil War are named; their victims identified. 'The Spanish Holocaust' illuminates one of the darkest, least-known eras of modern European history.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780002556347

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An amazing achievement of research into the Spanish civil war. I found , however, account after account of horror after horror of unspeakable atrocities a little wearisome. For me it didn't give enough background... More

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“Most Truthfull Ever”

I have read several books by various authors on the subject of the Spanish Civil War, each of which has contributed to some understanding of the complexity and brutality that went on. These include books by Anthony... More

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8th April 2012
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“Death, Unrelenting”

Difficult one this, I am reminded of the earlier work of Antony Beevor and that's not such a good thing. His History of the Spanish Civil War is a fiendishly hard read. This is a similar work, high on facts and... More

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