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Deportado 4443

Deportado 4443

by Ensis
«Antonio Hernández Marín spent four and a half years behind the Nazi wire fences of Mauthausen. More than five thousand five hundred Spaniards could only leave the fields of Hitler's death through the chimneys of the sinister crematoria, turned into smoke and ashes. The history of all of them was buried by the Franco regime and forgotten, later, by democracy.
To recover the memory of these men and women, between January and May of 2015 Antonio Hernández Marín was resurrected on Twitter as @ deportado4443; a spokesman for all his colleagues who narrated minute by minute, tweet to tweet, what was happening in the concentration camp of Mauthausen. Shortly after he finished telling his story. The goal of Ioannes Ensis was to help prevent the sad adventures of these heroes and heroines from falling into oblivion.
The final result is this. A work done from the absolute historical rigor, without any margin for invention. Everything shown on these pages is based on the testimony of the few survivors and the existing documentary evidence, which reflects all the horror our deportees suffered at the hands of sadistic members of the SS. »
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Deportado 4443

«Antonio Hernández Marín spent four and a half years behind the Nazi wire fences of Mauthausen. More than five thousand five hundred Spaniards could only leave the fields of Hitler's death through the chimneys of the sinister crematoria, turned into smoke and ashes. The history of all of them was buried by the Franco regime and forgotten, later, by democracy.
To recover the memory of these men and women, between January and May of 2015 Antonio Hernández Marín was resurrected on Twitter as @ deportado4443; a spokesman for all his colleagues who narrated minute by minute, tweet to tweet, what was happening in the concentration camp of Mauthausen. Shortly after he finished telling his story. The goal of Ioannes Ensis was to help prevent the sad adventures of these heroes and heroines from falling into oblivion.
The final result is this. A work done from the absolute historical rigor, without any margin for invention. Everything shown on these pages is based on the testimony of the few survivors and the existing documentary evidence, which reflects all the horror our deportees suffered at the hands of sadistic members of the SS. »

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Ensis
September 12th, 2018
Ayer tuve que estar con mi madre enferma y no pude subir la página.
Perdón por el retraso.
Muchas gracias por seguir esta historia.
Como siempre, la tenéis en español e impresa, en tapa dura, en https://www.amazon.es/Deportado-4443-tuits-ilustrados-FICCI%C3%93N/dp/8466661611
Ensis
September 5th, 2018
Summer vacations are over.
@eishiya: Do not worry about that, I'll try to answer all the questions or comments as best I know.
Thank you for read and remember.
This is a difficult comic to comment on, but I wanted to say thank you for sharing it.
José Marfil Peralta is one of the most important people in my life, although I never met him in person.
He passed away last month, after having fought against fascism in Spain and against Nazism in France. He was captured in Dunkerke, after the disaster of the allies against the German troops. He spent almost five years in Gusen, a sub-field of the Mauthausen camp that was known as "The Mauthausen slaughterhouse".
I was lucky enough to see my comic in his hands and know that he liked it. In this thread of Twitter I tell some things, in Spanish, about José Marfil, a forgotten hero of the struggle for freedom.
https://twitter.com/IoannesEnsis/status/1005916558567378944

José Marfil in Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Marfil_Peralta

More about the life of Marfil:
https://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Muere-Marfil-Combatiente-Dunkerque-Mauthausen_ 0_780072722.html

José Marfil in his "deportados.es" page:
http://deportados.es/marfil_historia

Thanks for read, its very important for me don´t fotget the history of these men and women dead for the freedom against the fascism.
All deportees remember with horror train travel.
The first convoys to the extermination camps of Hitler were those of the Spanish republicans, before those of the Jews.
The first convoy with whole families is known as the Angoulême convoy or the 927 convoy.
You can find more information in the section corresponding to the second world war at the entrance of Angoulême of wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angoul%C3%AAme

As always, this comic is based on real events and is available (in Spanish) on Amazon

https://www.amazon.es/Deportado-4443-tuits-ilustrados-FICCI%C3%93N/dp/846666161 1
Remember that this is based on real stories.
All information is (in Spanish) at http://deportados.es/
and that you have the paper comic in https://www.amazon.es/Deportado-4443-tuits-ilustrados-FICCI%C3%93N/dp/8466661611
Remember that this is based on real stories.
All information is (in Spanish) at http://deportados.es/
and that you have the paper comic in https://www.amazon.es/Deportado-4443-tuits-ilustrados-FICCI%C3%93N/dp/8466661611
Remember that this is based on real stories.
All information is (in Spanish) at http://deportados.es/
and that you have the paper comic in https://www.amazon.es/Deportado-4443-tuits-ilustrados-FICCI%C3%93N/dp/8466661611
Remember that Franco was a bloodthirsty dictator and that according to different reports coinciding, Spain is the second country in the world in number of missing whose remains have not been recovered or identified after Cambodia.
Today, forty years after the death of the dictator, thousands of unidentified bodies remain in the ditches of Spanish roads.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Terror_(Spain)
Yesterday I could not upload page, due to work.
I had a hard time drawing this part because I was unable to imagine the situation that is explained in this and the following pages.
As always, you can buy the printed comic in:
https://www.amazon.es/Deportado-4443-tuits-ilustrados-FICCI%C3%93N/dp/846666161 1
You can read some testimonies about the transfer to the concentration camps, in Spanish, here:
http://holocaustoenespanol.blogspot.com.es/2010/01/testimonios-transporte-y-lle gada-al.html
The International Brigades (Spanish: Brigadas Internacionales) were paramilitary units set up to assist the Popular Front government of the Second Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War. The organisation existed for two years, from 1936 until 1938. It is estimated that during the entire war, between 32,000 and 35,000 members served in the International Brigades, including 15,000 who died in combat; however, there were never more than 20,000 brigade members present on the front line at one time

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Brigades

Glory and Honor to freedom defenders against the fascism.

The whole comic, in Spanish: https://www.amazon.es/dp/8466661611/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_9ShJAb25GKYSA
May 5th was not an important date for me.
But two years ago I discovered, by chance, the twitter account of @ deportado4443 and my life changed.
On May 5, 1945, American troops liberated the Mauthausen concentration camp and for this I made this comic.
I will never be the same person again since I discovered this historical fact.
The Gestapo, abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police), was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gestapo

The full comic, in Spanish, is available in Amazon:
https://www.amazon.es/Deportado-4443-tuits-ilustrados-FICCI%C3%93N/dp/846666161 1
At first the Spanish republicans were treated as prisoners of war, which is what they were, and were transferred to prison camps with the rest of the soldiers of other nationalities.

Sagan Prisioner Camp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalag_Luft_III
Silesia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silesia
When French officers fled, thousands of soldiers, including Spanish Republicans, tried to flee. The goal of most of them was Switzerland. But the advance of the German army was too fast (in addition to a huge air superiority) to avoid being surrounded and captured.
A lot of Republicans fled to Switzerland, many others to Dunkirk.
The French high command did not expect the attack of a modern army like the German one and its techniques and weapons, heirs of the First World War, were quickly overcome.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_France
Many of the Spaniards ended up in labor companies, many in the Maginot line, others in forests and farms, replacing the French enlisted in the army. Others ended up in the Foreign Legion and would end up forming "La Nueve", the first company in the Allied Army to enter Paris and liberate the city and the first to assault "The Eagle's Nest", the refuge of Hitler.
Glory to the Republican soldiers who defeated fascism.

Maginot Line:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maginot_Line

The Eagle`s Nest:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kehlsteinhaus
Franco, military dictator in Spain from 1936 to 1975: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Franco