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Paracuellos del Jarama is a small town in the urban area of Madrid, Spain. It is located Northeast from Madrid and very close to Barajas International Airport.

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A big local cemetery takes in the corpses of many of the victims of the Paracuellos del Jarama massacre.

In November, 1936, Paracuellos del Jarama and nearby Torrejón de Ardoz were, along several days, the location of what is commonly known as the Paracuellos massacre, likely the biggest[citation needed] act of mass murder performed during the Spanish Civil War, when at least four thousand suspected right-wingers, both military and civilians, including many women, were shot and then buried in common graves by Spanish Republican soldiers and militiamen.

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