BCA'37 UK Essay Prizes 2020

We invite submissions for the The 2020 Natalia Benjamin Prize for English speakers and for El Premio BCA'37 UK, 2020 for Spanish and Basque speakers.

Closing date midnight, 30 September 2020.

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Association forthcoming events


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News, Events & Reports

Fighting Basques - Call for participation

Fighting Basques project

Did one of your family members, who came on the Habana in 1937, go onto serve in the armed forces during World War 2?

If so, you are invited to join the Fighting Basques Project in collaboration with BCA'37 UK.

More details here …

June 12th Refugee Week 2020

An article in Spanish on the Havens East online exhibition was published recently (21 June 2020) in El Correo. Read a copy here …
Havens East web site

The Havens East Project's new, online exhibition will be live from 12 June 2020 at www.havenseast.org

"Havens East uncovers the incredible stories of the Basque child refugees who came to Norfolk and Cambridge during the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939)."

Read the latest update here …

New online search tool for Navarra

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The government of Navarra, in agreement with several publishers, has released an online search tool focused on the events of 1936 in Navarre. The database in which the tool searches includes the Government archive and also all the books published about the topic.

You can search by name, last name, town, affiliation … The results include a capture of the book/article where that element is indicated, and a link to the Navarra's Public Library database.

Details at: https://pazyconvivencia.navarra.es/es/oroibidea

IHR Innovation and Human Rights

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The main project of Innovation and Human Rights is to compile an online central database of victims of the Spanish Civil War and the Franco regime. The database currently includes 700,000 records all supported with references to archives and/or research. It may be searched by name and surname. We publish everything in Spanish, Catalan and English. Click the logo for their web site.

View of the camp

"Expedición a Inglaterra" : The Basque Children in Britain

This blog item from the Asociación Innovación y Derechos Humanos is of particular relevance at this anniversary time.

Read it here …

Herminio Martínez

Herminio Martínez

In January we sadly announced the death of Herminio on 29th December 2019.

The family had planned to hold a memorial event in the spring of 2020, but due to prevailing circumstances this has not proved possible.

Maya, Herminio and Verena's daughter, has sent us the following article that appeared in Tiempo de Canarias. It was Herminio's last interview and was made on 15th December just two weeks before his death. The author Ángeles Arencibia is also a correspondent for El País. Read it here …

A Tribute to Herminio Martinez from the Association can be read here …

Spanish consulate to reopen in Manchester

In response to popular request from expats …

More details here …

From the University of Southampton Special Collections

Travel label of Rafael Flores

"Telling their stories" Basque refugee collections resources webpage, which draws on oral histories, manuscript memoirs, other testimonies and writings to develop a series telling the stories of the individuals in their own voices …"

More details here …

The Spanish Civil War in Barakaldo
- Eleven Months of Resistance

Koldobika López Grandoso - author
Maria Dolores Power - translator

£28.00 (includes UK postage and packing)

Reduced in price - limited time only! £16.99 (including p&p in UK)

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In 1937, during the Spanish civil war, almost 4,000 children were evacuated to the UK from Bilbao. Read more …

At first they stayed in a camp at Stoneham and later in colonies throughout the UK. Read more …

We want to remember and preserve the story of these niños de la guerra in their rightful context. Read more …

Latest eNotice

From the Archives

Newsletter 9, April 2008, pp2-3

Los Niños de Guernica Project
by Crispian Cook (pp2-3)

Newsletter 9, April 2008, pp2-4

"The Guernica Children Wins TV Award" (p4)

Read the full articles here …

… an article you may have missed:

"Art of the Basque Children"
by Simon Martinez

Read the full article here …

One of the first meals being served at North Stoneham Camp

One of the first meals being served at North Stoneham Camp.
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Articles & Reviews

"Desconocida, invisible pero no olvidada"
por Gerald Hoare, traducido por Maria Dolores Power
"From Donostia (San Sebastián) to Caerleon via Wickham Market'"
by José Luis Duo, translation by Maria Dolores Power

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