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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dolores Ibárruri La Pasionaria

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1. Her mother took her to be exorcised

Dolores Ibarruri was born as one of eleven children in the mining family in Gallarta, Basque mining village.

Even though she had rough religious upbringing, at the early age she started questioning authority and religion while she was also affected by hard work her fader had to endure in mines. She went to municipal school, where discipline was very harsh and the curriculum was mainly religious.

When she was ten years old, due to her rebellious spirit, her mother took her to exorcism. The exorcism took place in Deusto, in the Church of San Felicisimo. All this effort draw her even further from the church.

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