PBS Lincoln Brigade Segment: Preview

June 24, 2011

PBS has just uploaded the 20-minute segment from next week’s episode of History Detectives featuring the story of Lincoln volunteers Sol Fellman and Doug Roach. Watch the segment here:

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4 Responses to “ PBS Lincoln Brigade Segment: Preview ”

  1. David Harry Fellman on June 24, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    The Detectives were great!! If anyone has any information about Harry and Sol, please let me know. My dad asked me to do what I could to keep the memory of his brother alive and the detectives really answered a lot of questions for me. Thanks ALBA, for helping!!

  2. Anthony on June 27, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Awesome story! My grandfather was also a veteran of the ALB.


  3. Federico Allodi,MD on June 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    An important document adding to the historiography of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. It is well known of the large proportion of Jewish volunteers in Lincoln and other brigades, but very little known about the participation of African Americans.
    This document fills a gap. People who lived the war with the International Brigades spoke of the experience of brotherhood and generosity who was unique and remained with them for the rest of their lives. Circumstances may have had much to do with it but there is little doubt that the quality of the people who selected themselves to go to Spain was a significant starting point. Douglas Roach was one of those unique human beings. Honor and glory to him, may he rest in peace.
    Many thanks for making this preview available

    Federico Allodi,
    Toronto, Canada
    Born in Montemayor (Córdoba), Spain, October 19, 1934

  4. Bert Glassberg on June 30, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Once again it is very heartening to see information presented,about one of the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. My late father-in-law
    Sam Gonshak fought in the 15th Brigade and was elevated to the rank of Political Commisar.
    My wife (Esther Gonshak Glassberg) and I have attended every reunion of the VALB since 1968. Sam was a tireless worker at the office together with Moe Fishman etc. He was very instrumental in organizing the first of several reunions and trips back to Spain after the death of Franco. Esther and I have over the years created a collection of posters from the Civil War and some other materials relating to the period. We look forward to sharing our information with ALBA.
    Bert Glassberg, 252 Blue Hill Road Hopewell Junction, N.Y. 12533