Franco's Settlers

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Today, Francoist retort villages still exist in Spain, where 70 years ago a new, fascist type of man was to be raised. Somewhere in the highlands of La Mancha in Spain lies the village of Llanos del Caudillo, in German: Hochebenen des Führers, which still bears the title of its founder, Francisco Franco. Between 1939 and 1975, the fascist Ministry of Agriculture and Settlement Institute thus sought to turn landless workers into loyal partisans of Francoism and, as tenant farmers, into vassals of state-directed economic policy. Who are the people who live there and what is their opinion on Spain's past? "an important contribution to coming to terms with Francoism" (taz.de)