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Civil War Political Prisoners Get Proper Burial in Spain

Image: Juana Gutierrez cries while holding the remains of her grandfather, a victim of Spain's Civil War, in the cemetery of Valdenoceda
Juana Gutierrez, right, cries while holding the remains of her grandfather, a victim of Spain's Civil War, in the Valdenoceda cemetery, near Burgos, northern Spain on April 12. ELOY ALONSO / Reuters

The families of 23 political prisoners who were killed during the Spanish Civil War gathered to give their relatives a proper burial more than 70 years after the conflict at the Valdenoceda cemetery, near Burgos, northern Spain, on Saturday.

More than 150 prisoners in the Valdenoceda prison died from hunger and cold from 1938 to 1943. The remains, once buried in a mass grave, were exhumed and identified before being returned to their families.

Above, Juana Gutierrez, right, cries while holding the remains of her grandfather, a victim of Spain's Civil War, in the Valdenoceda cemetery on Saturday.

Image: A man takes the remains of a victim of Spain's Civil War for burial in a mausoleum at the Valdenoceda cemetery
A man takes the remains of a victim of Spain's Civil War for burial in a mausoleum at the Valdenoceda cemetery, near Burgos, northern Spain, on April 12. ELOY ALONSO / Reuters