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Guernica, or Gernika  is a town in the province of Biscay, in the Basque Country, Northern Spain.

Gernika is best known to those residing outside the Basque region as the scene of the April 26, 1937, Bombing of Gernika,one of the first aerial bombings by Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe. It inspired the painting Guernica by Pablo Picasso.

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Guernica is a painting by Pablo Picasso. It was created in response to the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country town in northern Spain by German and Italian warplanes at the behest of the Spanish Nationalist forces, on 26 April 1937, during the Spanish Civil War.

Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of peace.

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Imagine witnessing the aftermath of this horror
Imagine the streets scattered with dead, mutilated and wounded human bodies 
Imagine the dead and wounded animals

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Imagine mothers crying and hugging the bodies of their wounded and dead children
Imagine a soldier or a soldiers arm with a broken weapon in his hand.

Source :euskaletxeak.net 

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Guernica today.

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Udal Kultur Etxea –  Cultural Center.

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Cultural Center – Kids’ Guernica peace mural-Paris.

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 Peace Museum . Plaza de Foru.

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Kids’ Guernica peace mural- Korea.

Kids’ Guernica is an international children’ s art project to create a peace mural on a Picasso’s “Guernica” size (3.5 m × 7.8m) canvas.

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 More information : http://kids-guernica.blogspot.fr/

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Kid’s Guernica peace mural – Save the earth by Love – Kobe, Japan.

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                            The centre of the town was destroyed by german planes belonging to the Condor legion on April 26, 1937                                             during the Spanish Civil War.

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Euskal Herria Museum ( Museum of the Basque Country , over  a period of 150,000 years )

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Parque de los Pueblos de Europa -Park of the European Nations.

10-guernica-gernika-Pavilion The Tree of Guernica Basque Museum,

Gernikako Arbola ( the tree of Guernica ) is an oak tree that symbolizes traditional freedoms for the Biscayan people.

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The tree of Guernica.

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Henri Moore – Large Figure in a shelter – Park of the European Nations 

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                                   Henri Moore – Large Figure in a Shelter was the last monumental work to be produced during his lifetime.                                Park of the European Nations 

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 Monument to Peace, by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida – Park of the European Nations.

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 Monument to the Martyrs of Oradour-sur-Glane by Fenosa 

 Oradour-sur-Glane  was a village in the Limousin region of Vichy France that came under direct German control in 1942. Its name has become infamous because of its destruction in 1944 when almost all of its inhabitants — men, women, and children — were slaughtered by the German Waffen-SS.

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Oradour-sur-Glane, 1944, Bundesarchives.

 The ruins of the original village remain as a memorial to the dead and to represent similar sites and events. Its museum includes items recovered from the burned-out buildings: watches stopped at the time their owners were burned alive, glasses melted from the intense heat, and various personal items.

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Park of the European Nations .

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Park of the European Nations .

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Church Santa Maria.

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The way of  St- James in Guernica – Camino del Norte : Irun / Bilbao.

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The way of  St- James in Guernica – Camino del Norte : Irun / Bilbao.

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 Jose Maria Iparragirre, guitarist and author of the hymn Gernikako Arbola.

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The Town Hall –  Plaza de Foru .

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