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Loreto Urraca brings to light the figure of policeman Pedro Urraca in his book "Entre hienas", in Leer, Pensar, Imaginar (12/06/2019)

This Thursday, May 13, Loreto Urraca will be at the Josefina Soria del Luzzy Library, at 8:00 p.m., to present her research work entitled 'Entre hienas' (Funambulista, 2018).

The author will be accompanied by Bernardo Sánchez, secretary of the Association of Historical Memory of Cartagena, a collective that organizes this event.

'Entre hienas' is a biographical inquiry based on unpublished documents, letters and diaries, in which the author reveals the scope of collaboration between the Francoists, the Nazis and the Vichy regime's police, tracing the existential adventures of her grandfather, Pedro Urraca Rendueles, dark Francoist policeman condemned to death in rebellion in France (1948) by connivance with the enemy during the occupation.

Fled to Belgium, he continued working for the Spanish State until 1982.

We also discover the story of Antoinette Sachs, Jewess, painter and lover of Jean Moulin, in whose life Urraca crossed, something that could have sealed the tragic destiny of the hero of the French Resistance.

The Spanish republicans, the Jews and the resisters, victims of the oppression of totalitarianism, are also protagonists.

Details of the delivery of Lluís Companys to the Franco regime are revealed in the book for the first time, while a different thesis about the origin of the capture of the leader of the Resistance, Jean Moulin, is presented.

An unusual and courageous adjustment of literary accounts that delves into the memory of the characters to denounce the selfish cruelty of some fans with power.

A work between fiction and History, which allows us to delve into the figure of Pedro Urraca, "the hunter of reds".


Loreto Urraca Luque (Madrid, 1964).

He studied at the French Liceo and graduated in Hispanic Philology from the Complutense University.

After a brief work period, in 1989, he found work at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, the European Union entity responsible for financing large community development projects.

In October 1998 he moved to Alicante to work in EUIPO, the European Intellectual Property Office.

The first five years she was in charge of organizing large meetings and since 2003 she has worked in the Operations Department, as a trademark examiner.

Literature and history have always been his preferred subjects and even more so since he discovered that his grandfather, Pedro Urraca, had had some relevance in the Franco dictatorship and it infuriated him that, by wearing his surname, they linked him to him.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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