Station B /: The story of a separation
The history of the Spanish town Melilla and the Marroccan town Nador illustrates the historical entanglement of the African and the European continents.
In the 20th century. Above all, the protectorate shaped Spanish-Moroccan relations. Spanish colonial policy and Morocco’s economic dependence reinforced the close interconnectedness between Spain and Morocco and thus between Africa and Europe.
As early as the beginning of the 1970s, intensified by the oil crisis in 1973, the recruitment of Moroccan workers in European countries was halted. This marks the beginning of a generally increasing restriction of freedom of travel for people from the region.