Fanny Edelman (1911-2011)

November 1, 2011

We are sad to report the passing of Fanny Edelman aka Fanny Jabcovsky, Argentine political activist and feminist, one of the most charismatic among the women volunteers to join the Republic’s fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War, and President of the Communist Party of Argentina. See here for a touching video; for a bio in Spanish, see here. (Edelman/Jabcovsky is sometimes confused with Fanny Schoonheyt, a Dutch woman volunteer who also fought with the Republic, and who died in the early 60s.)