November 22: The Basque daily Berria featured an extensive interview with the Center’s Xabier Irujo about his new book, Genocidio en Euskal Herria 1936-1945 (Genocide in the Basque Country 1936-1945). See the full interview (in Basque) here. Xabier also explains the subject of the book in these short videos (in Spanish) here and here.
The work was formally presented on Friday, November 20, and followed by a roundtable discussion, moderated by journalist Eneko Bidegain, with the participation of Izaskun Bilbao, a member of the European parliament, Juan José Álvarez, a professor of international law at the University of the Basque Country), and the historian Luis Maria Martinez Garate.
This work also follows on from Xabier’s latest book in English, Gernika, 1937: The Market Day Massacre, which examines the infamous bombing of the Basque market town in 1937.
If you’re interested in these topics, check out War, Exile, Justice, and Everyday Life, 1936-1946, edited by Sandra Ott, which looks at the effects of warfare on different aspects of European society during this momentous decade.