After returning to his village once the front of Asturias had fallen, in 1937, Claudio Macías lived hidden as a ‘mole’ in the cellar of the family home. He wanted his sisters to avoid the same fate as his brother Arsenio. Before dying of a lung disease, he dug his own grave in the cellar and built a wooden coffin for his body. His father committed suicide. Claudio’s body was exhumed in 2014 after the death of his sister Manuela, who had kept the family tragedy a secret all her life.