Great exhibition on post-Civil War Barcelona on the city’s Photographic Archive. In the two pictures, volunteers of the División Azul, who fought in the Eastern Front of World War II as part of the Nazi army, say goodbye to relatives and friends with the fascist salute. 

It was startling to see the seemingly sudden transformation of the city into religious fascism. Were they just republicans going along with it, war already lost, or were there so many fascists already here, just waiting?