May 05 from 2021 - 14: 35
Today, May 5, the Day of Tribute to the Spanish deported and killed in Mauthausen and other camps and to all the victims of Nazism in Spain is commemorated. The date chosen by the central government coincides with the birthday of the liberation, in 1945, of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp (Austria), where 8.000 Spaniards suffered the Nazi horror.
The Dénia City Council has joined this commemoration with the offering of a laurel wreath to the plaque that, in the municipal cemetery, remembers the four dianenses who passed through Mauthausen.
The Councilor for Culture, Raúl García de la Reina, recalled their names, "because as the last sentence of this plaque says, we do not want them to ever be erased from history." “The Dianenses Asensio Vives, Jaime Crespo and José Ramis died in this concentration camp; a fourth, Vicente Pérez, managed to survive him, but did not manage to return to the city before his death. The horror, then, is very close to us ”.
The event was attended by family members: Bernat Cardona, Josep Antoni Ahuir, Irene Giner and Teresa Pérez. The latter, daughter of Vicente Pérez, together with the mayor, Vicent Grimalt, has deposited the wreath offered at the foot of the commemorative plaque.
Josep Antoni Ahuir, historian, has dedicated a few words to remember the reason for the commemoration of this date: “Mauthausen-Gusen are the fields where there were more Valencians. This act is the result of the need to remember so as not to repeat the past ”.