Author: Adsuar Casado, Fedor

Title: Testimony of Fedor Adsuar Casado, Interview with Scott Boehm and Miriam Duarte; March 26 and 30, 2009.

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

Description: 7 tapes

Notes: Fedor Adsuar Casado’s testimony is in Spanish without subtitles. The testimony was recorded in his home in Madrid.

Summary: Fedor Adsuar Casado was born in 1935 in Madrid. Fedor recounts that his parents were members of the Juventudes Socialistas Unificadas (Unified Socialist Youth). He recalls being evacuated from Madrid to Torrevieja, Alicante, during the Civil War. Fedor tells that in 1945, his father was detained and sentenced to three and a half years in prison. In 1953, Fedor fled to France where he had contact with exiled Spaniards and members of the Communist Party. He discusses returning to Spain eighteen months later. Fedor describes his underground political activity with the Communist Party of Spain, for which he was imprisoned. He details his detention in the Dirección General de Seguridad (General Security Directorate) and his incarceration in the Carabanchel, Cáceres, and Burgos prisons. Fedor explains that after his release, he continued his political activism through the Club de Amigos de la UNESCO (Friends of UNESCO Club).

Cite as: Adsuar Casado, Fedor. Testimony of the Spanish Civil War and the Francoist Dictatorship. University of California, San Diego, 2009.