Author: Llorente García, Fernando

Title: Testimony of Fernando Llorente García, Interview with Scott Boehm and Daniel Rojo; April 27 and May 5, 2009.

Published: Madrid, Spain, Spanish Civil War Memory Project, 2009.

Description: 7 tapes

Notes: Fernando Llorente García’s testimony is in Spanish without subtitles. The testimony was recorded in his home in Madrid.

Summary: Fernando Llorente García was born in 1921 in Madrid. Fernando remembers spending most of his childhood in Segovia. He recalls studying art and attending the Universidad Popular (Popular University), where Antonio Machado taught. Fernando tells that he began frequenting the Casa del Pueblo (House of the People) shortly before the start of the Civil War. He recounts joining the Republican Army during the war. Fernando was detained after the end of the war and was imprisoned until 1948. He describes his incarceration in the Porlier, Santa Rita, Carabanchel, Ocaña, and Burgos prisons. Fernando relates that after being released, he became active in the Communist Party of Spain and the Club de Amigos de la UNESCO (Friends of UNESCO Club).

Cite as: Llorente García, Fernando. Testimony of the Spanish Civil War and the Francoist Dictatorship. University of California, San Diego, 2009.