Millie Rosenstein (1915-2011)

August 28, 2011

Millie Rosenstein with Santa Monica Councilmember Terry O’Day

Millie Rosenstein, wife of Lincoln vet Herman Rosenstein, passed away earlier this month at the age of 96 in her hometown of Santa Monica, California. The LookOut News writes:

The mother of former Santa Monica mayor Paul Rosenstein, Millie was a force in civic affairs, attending countless community meetings, testifying before the council and sitting on several City commissions. “I came from a generation of activists,” Rosenstein said in a Santa Monica College profile in 1989. “In the 1930s, everyone seemed to be involved.” … A native of New York, Millie and her husband, Herman, moved to Los Angeles with their two children in 1958, moving to Santa Monica in 1980. Herman, who died in 1996, fought in the Spanish Civil War as part of the Lincoln Brigade and later became a proud, card-carrying member of the Communist Party, leaving behind a legacy of activism chronicled by the FBI.

More at KCRW’s blog.


2 Responses to “ Millie Rosenstein (1915-2011) ”

  1. Maria Curiel on September 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

    It is important that we recover all of the information, stories and articles possible from people that had actual experience in moments such as the Spanish Civil war. The testimonies given by people like Millie and Herman Rosenstein (may they rest in peace) that lived and participated in the war are the most valuable evidence that we have. As time goes by, the possibility of recovering and maintaining these testimonies becomes more and more difficult. That is why ALBA plays such an important role in the study of the Spanish Civil War ; not only as a deposit of material from the war but as a safe keeper of the stories and experiences these people have shared.

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