Education and schools during the Spanish Civil War


One of the revolutionary changes in Catalonia during the war, was the establishment of the CENU (Consell de l’Escola Nova Unificada) school board on 27 July 1936 which provided free, secular, mixed education for all, including to my knowledge the creation of the first free public nurseries in Spain.

A children’s story

Two images from children’s story Fill de Rojo (Son of a Red, 2007) I spotted in my local library by Joan Portell about a Catalan boy’s experiences of war and the Franco regime. Top Republican prewar school, bottom Francoist school.