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Contemporary Age

 

The Civil War of 1936-1939 brought the greatest disaster in the history of Corbera: during the Battle of the Ebro, the village was in the vanguard of the republican front established in August 1938 on the outskirts of La Pobla de Massaluca, Vilalba and Gandesa. The front crumbled in Corbera on September 3rd and the village was left practically in ruins.
Poble Vell lies on top of a hill at 337 meters; where a multitude of houses in ruins give evidence of what until 1938 was the village of Corbera d'Ebre.There lies his symbol, the Church of San Pedro from where you can see the rugged mountains of the Sierra de Pàndols and Cavalls and much of the land that was the main stage of the 115 days of confrontation that lasted the battle.

The damage of the old quarter forced the villagers to move downhill. So the abandoned ruins became the symbol of the villagers defence in the most tragic event in recent history, and a place to be visited by anyone wanting to recall those terrible actions, or merely to contemplate the disasters of war.

 

 

In memory of the dead in the nazi death camps

 

In 1996, the members of the House of Culture and the City Council of those times, together with the Mauthausen Amical Association, paid tribute to the corberans who were deported to the Mauthausen and Gusen camps, two concentration camps and subsequently exterminated in the Upper Austria.

This plaque (located in the Republic Square - Church Square, in front of the Church of the Old Town) reminds the children of the people killed in the nazi death camps. His death was a consequence of the Civil War.

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In memory.


75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Ebro

 

The President of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, inaugurated and presided over the events commemorating the Battle of the Ebro. The event has been chaired by the President as well as other institutional and entity representatives. A monument has been inaugurated in the historic place in memory of the anniversary, called "La Foradada".

The artist of Corbera d'Ebre Josep Cañada has made this sculpture to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Ebro. A monument that symbolizes a door formed by a stone pillar, extracted from the remains of the walls of the houses of the Poble vell of Corbera d'Ebre, and an iron plate where there is the silhouette of the Ebro and which has been installed in the Poble vell. It has been named "La Foradada", referring to the way it was called Corbera before the war.

 




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