Spaniards were the first to enter Mauthausen and the last to leave. No government was concerned whether they were alive or dead and had to wear the distinctive blue, that for stateless people, because Franco’s government so decided. Thanks to the Spanish guys it was posible to take out of the camp the pictures that served as evidence in subsequent trials … Seven thousand Spaniards passed through Mauthausen. Those who survived did not reach two thousand. More than sixty years after, not a sad monolith in our country remembers the thousands of Spaniards who gave their lives for freedom and were murdered by the Nazis in Mauthausen concentration camp.
Laila Ripoll directs this representation at Teatro Valle Inclán (Calle Valencia, 1-Plaza de Lavapies). Until 25 May at Francisco Nieva Chamber.