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The Resource "Paracuellos" : the elimination of the "fifth column" in Republican Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, Julius Ruiz

"Paracuellos" : the elimination of the "fifth column" in Republican Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, Julius Ruiz

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"Paracuellos" : the elimination of the "fifth column" in Republican Madrid during the Spanish Civil War
Title
"Paracuellos"
Title remainder
the elimination of the "fifth column" in Republican Madrid during the Spanish Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Julius Ruiz
Title variation
Elimination of the "fifth column" in Republican Madrid during the Spanish Civil War
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the most polemical atrocity of the Spanish civil war: The massacre of 2,500 political prisoners by Republican security forces in the villages of Paracuellos and Torrejón de Ardoz near Madrid in November/December 1936. The atrocity took place while Santiago Carrillo - later Communist Party leader in the 1970s - was responsible for public order. Although Carrillo played a key role in the transition to democracy after Franco's death in 1975, he passed away at the age of 97 in 2012 still denying any involvement in 'Paracuellos' (the generic term for the massacres). The issue of Carrillo's responsibility has been the focus of much historical research. Julius Ruiz places Paracuellos in the wider context of the 'Red Terror' in Madrid, where a minimum of 8,000 'fascists' were murdered after the failure of military rebellion in July 1936. He rejects both 'revisionist' right-wing writers such as César Vidal who cite Paracuellos as evidence that the Republic committed Soviet-style genocide and left-wing historians such as Paul Preston, who in his Spanish Holocaust argues that the massacres were primarily the responsibility of the Soviet secret police, the NKVD. The book argues that Republican actions influenced the Soviets, not the other way round: Paracuellos intensified Stalin's fears of a 'Fifth Column' within the USSR that facilitated the Great Terror of 1937-38. It concludes that the perpetrators were primarily members of the Provincial Committee of Public Investigation (CPIP), a murderous all-leftist revolutionary tribunal created in August 1936, and that its work of eliminating the 'Fifth Column' (an imaginary clandestine Francoist organisation) was supported not just by Carrillo, but also by the Republican government."--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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1973-
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Ruiz, Julius
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sussex studies in Spanish history
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  • Paracuellos Massacre, Spain, 1936
  • Assassination
  • Political prisoners
  • Political persecution
  • Spain
  • Madrid (Spain)
Label
"Paracuellos" : the elimination of the "fifth column" in Republican Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, Julius Ruiz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4760949
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782843030
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4760949
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4760949
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11312914
  • (CaONFJC)MIL976126
  • (OCoLC)965712252
Label
"Paracuellos" : the elimination of the "fifth column" in Republican Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, Julius Ruiz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4760949
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782843030
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Other physical details
illustrations
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4760949
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4760949
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11312914
  • (CaONFJC)MIL976126
  • (OCoLC)965712252

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