During the Spanish Civil War & onwards, thousands of babies were stolen from their mothers and given to Franco loyalists and later anyone who had enough cash to pay. The mothers were told that the babies had died. Ons such child, born in Spain, was raised in the USA.
See this BBC article --
1) ANADIR is an organization that tries to reunite the families, via DNA & other info -- http://anadir.es/
Two other groups which try to bring some comfort to the families of the nearly half-million (500.000+) victims of the War (1936-1939) --
1) http://mapadefosas.mjusticia.es/exovi_externo/CargarBusquedaVictimas.htm Multi-lingual website, with search engines
2) http://www.nomesevoces.net/gl/ In Galician, a variant of Spanish, which the Google auto-translator might think is Portuguese, but the search engine is in the upper right hand corner...
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