A photography exhibit, on view at El Tejar del Mellizo community center in Seville, Spain, presents photographs of the descendants -- the living remains — of those who lost their lives during the Spanish Civil War.
Organized by the Our Memory association, "DNA of Memory -- Graves from the Franco Regime" features photographs by more than 30 Spanish artists. The images, on view until June 11, capture descendants carrying photographs of relatives killed at the beginning of the Civil War.
Many of the victims, killed by fascist forces, are currently buried in mass graves -- there are approximately 2,300 of these across the country. Amnesty International has reported that only Cambodia has more mass graves than Spain. Up to 200,000 people were killed in Spain’s three-year Civil War (1936-1939), which pitted Nazi-backed Fascists against Communist-backed Republicans.
Victims and their relatives have not yet seen justice. In a report titled “Time passes: impunity remains,” Amnesty International states that “Spain is not investigating the crimes committed during the Civil War and under Franco, thereby failing to comply with its international obligations.”
Instead, this exhibition affords the living relatives an opportunity to revisit the memory of the victims of the crimes committed during Spain's Civil War. See some of the heart-wrenching images on view below.
This post originally appeared on HuffPost Spain and has been translated into English and edited for clarity.