Author: Díaz Cordiel, Victor

Title: Testimony of Victor Díz Cordiel, Interview with Scott Boehm and Miriam Duarte; May 27; June 5; June 12, 2009.

Published: Madrid, Spain, Spanish Civil War Memory Project, 2009.

Description: 10 tapes

Notes: Víctor Díaz Cordiel's testimony is in Spanish without subtitles. The testimony was recorded in his home in Madrid.

Summary: Víctor Díaz Cordiel was born in 1935 in Fuensalida, Toledo. Víctor recounts that his father was a member of the Republican Assault Guard during the Civil War and was held prisoner from 1939 to 1945. He describes being a key member of the Communist Party of Spain in Madrid, and tells of his underground political activities. Víctor explains that he was imprisoned three times as a result of his militancy. He was incarcerated in Carabanchel, Soria, and Segovia between April 1965 and July 1972. He participated in two important hunger strikes while in prison. Víctor relates that after his release, he was again detained and imprisoned briefly on two occasions before the Proceso 1001 and Franco's death.

Cite as: Díaz Cordiel, Victor. Testimony of the Spanish Civil War and the Francoist Dictatorship. University of California, San Diego, 2008.