Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile



Significant Events

1936–1939 (Juan de Lara) Alvaro Fernández Suárez
Goes to Geneva as government representative to the League of Nations as part of the panel of experts charged with imposing sanctions on Italy. Becomes commercial attaché to the Spanish Embassy in Rome, where he is held hostage by a group of falangists. The Republican Government moves him to Paris, and then to Madrid during the first days of the siege. Spends the war following the Republican government from Madrid to Valencia and then to Barcelona.
24 Aug 1944 Liberation of Paris by Allied Forces, including Spanish Republican troops and tanks at the head of the Leclerc Column.
19 Dec 1945 The French National Assembly demands cessation of diplomatic relations with Franco's government in Madrid. The French government resists this.
1955 Amparo Alvajar
Amparo's father dies in Paris.
1985 Agustín Gómez Arcos
Becomes one of only four Spanish artists (including Alberti, Bergamín, and Picasso) to be named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Legion of Honour.
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