Spain and the birth of fascism in Europe



By Robert Griffiths, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain
EIGHTY years ago, fascism was on the march across Europe as well as North America and Japan. Fascist dictatorships had already taken root in Italy, Portugal and Germany.
The prisons were being filled with communists, socialists, liberals, trade unionists and others who dared to defy barbarism.
In nazi Germany, the persecution of Jewish citizens had begun in earnest. Sterilisation and euthanasia programmes aimed at people with disabilities would later be joined by the mass extermination of Jews, Roma and homosexuals.
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8 October 2016 in Regional, Views: 36
Source: Morning Star
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