Migration from Castile in the 60ies and 70ies

Talking to elderly people near the village i spend most of my time in Spain I noticed that almost everybody has worked abroad, in Germany or Switzerland, for some years. The experiences they made interested me from the beginning, perhaps this could be a nice portrait project for the near future... In recent history, poverty of rural Spain after the civil war led to a shift in population as hundreds of thousands of Spaniards moved out of the poor south and west in search of jobs and a better way of life. Between 1950 and 1980, more than 5 million Spaniards left the country, first for the prosperous economies of France and the Federal Republic of Germany, then for the industrial regions of Spain itself.

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