Person - Arnáiz Amigo, Aurora (1913-2009)

Arnáiz Amigo, Aurora (1913-2009)




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Fechas de existencia:

Sestao (Bizkaia, España)  1913-05-05 - Ciudad de México (México)  2009


Exiled Spanish teacher and writer. Daughter of the socialist sindicalist Francisco Arnáiz and civil governor of Guadalajara during the Spanish Civil War. Member of the JSU (Unified Socialist Youth)Executive. The partner of the communist leader José Cazorla (1906-1940), who was shot in the Civil War.

Arrested by the National Defence Council in March 1939, she managed to flee abroad, passing through Paris, where she helped exiles, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and, finally, she took refuge in Mexico. There she obtained her doctorate in Law at the UNAM, becoming the first female professor in the country and a jurist of enormous prestige. She met her new husband, Emilio Rodríguez Mato, with whom she had two children.

She received many decorations and designations, among them, in 1995 she was named Emeritus Professor of the Faculty of Law of the UNAM. Well known in Mexican universities, but practically unknown in Spain, the only exception to this documentary void is one of her few creative works, her memoirs entitled, Retrato hablado de Luisa Julián: Memorias de una guerra, published in Madrid in 1996.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939




Madrid (España)  Obs.:  lugar de residencia

París (Francia)  Obs.:  lugar de residencia

República Dominicana  Obs.:  lugar de llegada

Cuba  Obs.:  lugar de llegada

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Sestao (Bizkaia, España) in 1913-05-05

Lugar de Defunción:

Ciudad de México (México) in 2009





Arnaiz Amigo, Aurora. Retrato hablado de Luisa Julián.Memorias de una guerra. Madrid : Compañía Literaria. 1996.

Aznar Soler, Manuel. García López, José Ramón. Diccionario biobibliográfico de los escritores, editoriales y revistas del exilio republicano de 1939. [Cubierta]. edición de Manuel Aznar Soler y José Ramón López García. Sevilla: Renacimiento. 2016. 4 vol.. 978-84-16981-15-1.

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Juventudes Socialistas de España  ( Es miembro de )

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Biblioteca Nacional de España


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