The Galerna of 1912

Crimes of the Basquelands by Julie Garcia and Douglas De Carvalho

Episode notes

In the riveting season finale of our podcast, Julie and Douglas turn their attention to a historic and heart-wrenching event that forever marked the Basque town of Bermeo. It was February 4, 1912, when Bermeo was struck by a catastrophic storm known as a “Galerna.”

This devastating natural disaster left an indelible impact on the local people and their way of life. Join us as we unravel the chain of unfortunate events that led to this tragedy, and delve into the heroic efforts made by the community to support Bermeo and its resilient residents in the aftermath.

Don’t miss this powerful and emotional episode that pays tribute to the resilience of the Basque people and their unwavering spirit in the face of adversity.

Content warning: discussions of loss and drowning