Third event, Catalonia, Spain (en)

Programme of the third event in La Jonquera in June 18th / 19th / 20th 2015

18 June  2015 – Thursday

9:00/ Welcome to participants by the Mayor of La Jonquera and President of the MUME Consortium, Sònia Martínez, and the Director of MUME, Jordi Font

9:15 / Lectures: “The peace of the defeated: Francoist repression during the post-war and exile period” and “Memory policies in Catalonia. The cross-border example”, by Jordi Gaitx (Scientific Advisor to MUME and UdG) and David González (MUME Education Service)

10 :15/ Coffee break.

10:45-13:00/ Exile Memorial Museum, guided tour and presentation of the MUME Education Service and practical workshop with elementary school students from La Jonquera.

13:00 / Lunch in La Jonquera.

15:00-18:00/ Guided tour “Paths of exile”: Agullana, La Vajol, Coll de Lli and the French border, with the MUME Education Service and Enric Pujol (Scientific Advisor to MUME).

18:00 / Transfer to Girona.

19:00/ Visit to the historical quarter of Girona.

20:00/ Attendance to the opening of the exhibition “Walter Benjamin Exile Constellations” (75th anniversary of the death of Walter Benjamin), Museum of Jewish History, Girona.

23:00/  Arrival in La Jonquera

19 June 2015  – Friday

09:0 0/ Meeting point at the hotel and transfer to Portbou.

10:00-10:30/ Lecture: “Fugitives of Nazism crossing the border to Francoist Spain”. (Anna Maria Garcia [UdG]).

10 :30/ Coffee break

11:00-13:00/ Visit to the Walter Benjamin Memorial, Coll de Belitres and other memorial sites in Portbou. Guided tour “The retreat and the border during the Second World War”.

13:00-14:30/ Lunch in Portbou.

14:30-15:30/ Free time in Portbou

15:30-17:00/ Meeting of the participants and discussion on the theme: The meaning of the borders: past and present.

17:0 0-18:00/ Transfer to La Jonquera.

18:00-18:45/ Break

19:00-20 30/ MUME  Screening of the documentary “El retratista” (The Portrait Photographer) by Sergi Bernal, on the mass graves of Francoism in Spain and debate with the filmmaker.

20:30/ Dinner in La Jonquera

20 June  2015 – Saturday

08:30/ Transfer to Elne Maternity Home (France).

09:30-10:15/ Lecture; “The French internment camps” by Marta Marin, (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Serge Barba (testimony descendant of Spanish Republican Refugees).

10: 15-11:00/ Guided tour of Elne Maternity Home.

11:00-12:30/ Transfer to Argelès and Visit to the Valmy Castle, home to the Argelès Camp Memorial. Meeting with the Association FFREEE (Fils et Filles des Républicains Espagnols et Enfants de l’Exode)

12:30  Lunch (in Argelès).

14:00-14:45/ Transfer to la Jonquera (Hotel)

Leave for Girona – Departure