The industrial development in Barakaldo brought thousands of immigrants from different parts of the Spanish geography and their expression in space was fundamentally reflected with the installation of a set of factories with a considerable size, around which small and medium-sized factories were located. Business.
However, Altos Hornos de Vizcaya was the factory that stood out the most, considered the great standard-bearer of Biscayan industrialization.
This town had an intense political and union life during the republican period, with a multitude of offices in the different neighborhoods of the town. In the parish church there was enormous ideological diversity, although the leftist, republican and nationalist parties had a significant social presence.
AHV, for its part, like other companies in the area, played a fundamental role during the Civil War in Barakaldo. And in the Franco regime a repressive network was created that aimed to physically and ideologically eliminate political and union life and terrorize the population as a whole.