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Biden’s challenges

The US president has spent over 100 days in office, and is facing an economic crisis, a pandemic, and immigration problems

Growing businesses: the other side of the health crisis

Many companies that have changed their businesses in response to the health crisis or that have opted for the online channel are selling more than before, while many exporting companies have opened up new markets

What’s first for the future government?

Representatives of Catalan civil society address some of the issues and policies that they think should be the main priorities over the next four years for whatever government emerges from the February 14 election

Election sees record win for pro-indy bloc

ERC, Junts and CUP together claim historic 74 seats in the Catalan parliament, with all pro-independence votes exceeding 50% for the first time. The Catalan Socialists get the most votes of any party, but are unlikely to be able to form a government

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HISTORIANS

“Little research has been done on death in the French camps”

In this interview, the Catalan historians responsible for compiling a list of 1,685 people who died in French internment camps between 1939 and 1940 provide some insight into their findings

Almenar,. Bram Camp,
29-01-1908. 23-05-1939

Antoni Rubinat Susagna

At home everyone called him Ton. He was born in Almenar on January 29, 1908, in Cal Torero, but a few years later his family moved to the Antius textile community (Callús, Bages), where Maria, the youngest...

Olvan,. Montreal,
30/06/1887 -. 17/10/1939

Ramon Fígols Costa

Rosa Serra Salmauri, a resident of Gironella (Berguedà), who died of natural causes in the Sant Josep de Puig-Reig Residence at the beginning of 2020, held on to the letters that her aunt Maria Salmauri...

Garriguella,. - Perpignan,
19.09.1937. 17.06.1939

Roser Guàrdia Gabarrós

Roser was born to Pere Guàrdia Orts and Lluïsa Gabarrós Mauri. The father, mobilised with the republican army, had been wounded and taken prisoner in Foradada, La Noguera. After hearing nothing about...

1,685 names

The discovery of the lists published in the Official State Gazette, La Vanguardia Española, El Socialista and the better known one in the cemetery of Setfonts has allowed for the cross-referencing of...

Beyond exile suffering and death in French internment camps (1939-1940)

Recent research by a team of Catalan historians has led to the compilation of a list of some 1,685 people who died in French internment camps between 1939 and 1940 following the Civil War, a key contribution to the study of the period