Something to remember

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Something to remember
MEMORY TILES: Honouring two Calpe men Photo credit: Calpe town hall

CALPE town hall received tiles bearing the names two local men held prisoner in the Mauthausen and Flossenburg concentration camps.

The ceramic tiles, a Generalitat initiative honouring the region’s Nazi victims, were presented during a ceremony held in memory of the 22 prisoners from the Marina Alta and Marina Baja who were sent to the camps.

Thirteen of the 22 died or were executed although nine, who included Calpe residents Jose Tur Ibars and Jaime Tur Tur were liberated by Allied troops between April and May 1945.

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None of the Calpe men’s descendants now live there, but municipal sources explained that the town hall would contact them and forward the Taulells de la Memoria tiles.

The regional government has presented these Memory Tiles, which bear the prisoner’s details to every Valencian Community municipality with Nazi victims.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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