During the summer I went to Spain to see in person the impact that Franco left by visiting multiple battlefronts, some bunkers, museums, statues commemorating fighters, and even Franco’s final resting place. I wanted to travel Spain to see where the fighting took place, to make a more personalized lens on the fighting. It is very easy to separate oneself from history, so by visiting points of impact, I was able to fight against the natural tendency to distance oneself from history. My goal was for me to see history through a more humane point of view.
By being able to travel to so many important places, I was able to see things that I otherwise would not have been able to. Even though virtual tours do exist, being there in person is much more beneficial. One is able to gain a perspective on how truly grand monuments are, and I was also able to find hidden monuments that I otherwise would not have been able to find through a virtual tour.
I also travelled to Spain to interview multiple people from different generations to gain their perspectives on things. These interviews will be uploaded shortly and placed in their designated category.
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