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Spanish Postwar

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FC: The Spanish postwar

1: Introduction. | ~The life during the postwar. - Entertainment and sexual morals - Opinions | ~The school.

2: Introduction | The citizen were sad, frightened and tired. At the beginning April 1939, there was peace, but with a dictatorship. People carried weapons in the post-war. The citizens were hungry. The government invented the ration book. The ration book was a card to eat every day. What people obtained normally was: chickpeas, sweet potatoes, codfish, oil, sugar and fatty salt pork.

3: What people obtained occasionally was: coffee, chocolate, quinces and ham. What people obtained even more occasionally was: meats, milk and eggs. The bread was black because, white bread was luxurious. The bread was reduced to 150-200 grams per ration book.

4: The life during the post war

5: The Spanish Civil War began in 1936 and finished in 1939. Francisco Franco, who won the war, became a dictator, He died in 1975. At the beginning of the war, there was more repression.

6: Thousands of people were imprisoned, tormented and assassinated for their political beliefs. But after, in the post war, the people tried to rebuild their lives.

7: We had an interview with our grandparents about the topic. The names of Laura Vera and Coral Marti's grandparents are: Nieves Arévalo and Isabel Yañez.

8: 1. Was someone in your family at the front before the war ended? Nieves: Yes, one uncle and one cousin of my mother. They were killed. Isabel: Yes, my father, my grandfather and one uncle.

9: 2. What was your experience? Nieves: I was really frightened. 3. What was the food you usually ate? How did you get the food? Nieves: Usually we ate "cocido" (mixed pot) and "migas" (a dish made with bread). We had a vegetable garden. Isabel: We got the food with the ration book and my uncle was a fisherman and my aunt was a greengrocer.

10: 4. How did the ration book work? Nieves: If they gave you bread, they wrote it down so that they wouldn't give you bread again. Isabel: In the ration book there was a coupon for everything.

13: The school. | 5. What do you remember about the school? Nieves: The school was small and we only had one book for all the subjects. My aunt was the teacher and I didn't play truant. Isabel: I don't remember many things about the school, because I didn't go to school much.

14: Entertainment and sexual morals. | 6.Where the films you saw at the cinema censured? Isabel: In the films the actors couldn't kiss. It they kissed the scene as cut off.

15: 7.Could young couples relate to each other the same way that today? Has this aspect changed a lot? Nieves: It has changed very much. They hid in the dark. Isabel: No it has changed a 100%. They couldn't hold hands in the street.

16: Opinion | Did you speak with your sons and your grandchildren about the postwar? Nieves: No Isabel: Yes, with my sons and my grandchildren.

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