The granddaughter of a teacher thought to be buried with the poet Federico Garcia Lorca wants to give her grandfather a decent burial, but Lorca’s family are opposed to opening the mass grave. Now Nieves Galindo has asked for the grave at Vízcar in Granada to be opened so that DNA evidence can be used to confirm the identify of her grandfather, Dióscoro Galindo, who was shot alongside Lorca and several others on August 18th, 1936, considered to be “Reds” by Franco’s troops who had just taken the city from the Republicans. It will be up to National Court judge, Baltasar Garzón, to decide whether to open up the common grave over the protests of Lorca’s family so that Nieves can give her grandfather a dignified burial.


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