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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
 

Spanish Refugees of 1939

Los Españoles Refugiados del Año 1939

 
 
Spanish Refugees of 1939 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
1. Spanish Refugees of 1939 Marker
Inscription.
A los intelectuales y artistas españoles refugiados del año 1939 y a los dominicanos que los acogieron

La comisión dominicana permanente para la celebración del V centenario del descubrimiento y evangelización de America dedica la presente tarja en este sitio, donde solian reunirse, como testimonio de reconocimiento a sus valiosos aportes a la cultura nacional
12 de octubre de 1987

English translation:
To the Spanish intellectuals and artists that came here as refugees in 1939 and the Dominicans that embraced them.

The Dominican Commission for the Celebration of the 5th Century of the Discovery and Evangelization of the Americas dedicates this memorial in this site where the Spanish met up, as a testimony recognizing their valuable contributions to the national culture.
October 12, 1987
 
Erected 1987.
 
Location. 18° 28.384′ N, 69° 53.19′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Calle El Conde just from Calle 19 de Marzo, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional 10210, Dominican Republic.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juan Pablo Duarte (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line);
Spanish Refugees of 1939 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 16, 2016
2. Spanish Refugees of 1939 Marker
The marker is outside of the La Cafetera restaurant.
First Municipal Council in the Americas (about 210 meters away); First City Hall in the Americas (about 210 meters away); The Royal and Pontifical University Santo Tomás de Aquino (about 210 meters away); Pope John Paul II's 1979 Visit to Santo Domingo (about 240 meters away); Cathedral of Santo Domingo, First of the Americas (about 240 meters away); The St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Church and Convent of Regina Angelorum (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Regarding Spanish Refugees of 1939. Some 4,000 refugees of the Spanish Civil War were taken in by the Dominican Republic in the late 1930s.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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