Nazi death camp 'prisoner' lives a lie for 30 years
11 May 2005, MADRID — The former head of the Spanish association of ex-prisoners of Mauthausen concentration camp has admitted he was never detained at the Nazi prison.
11 May 2005
MADRID — The former head of the Spanish association of ex-prisoners of Mauthausen concentration camp has admitted he was never detained at the Nazi prison.
Enric Marco confessed he falsified his account of being a prisoner at the camp in Austria in a biography published in 1978, the Spanish daily La Vanguardia reported.
Marco's confession comes just days after Spanish prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero joined an international homage to those held at the Nazi concentration camp on the 60th anniversary of its liberation.
Among them were Spanish Republican prisoners held at the camp.
The scandal came after association members become suspicious when Marco could not provide the documents to prove he had been deported to the camp.
Marco said in his autobiography he had fled to France to fight in the Resistance after the fall of the Republican government at the end of the Spanish Civil War.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news