Catalan Government Seeks to Exhume, Identify, and Repatriate IB Remains

May 20, 2022

At the official announcement of the Alvah Bessie Program, Mataró Cemetery, April 29, 2022, with Dan Bessie speaking.

In the presence of Dan Bessie and Sebastiaan Faber, the Catalan government officially inaugurated its plans to exhume, identify, and repatriate the remains of International Brigade volunteers who died in Catalonia. Named after ALB vet Alvah Bessie, the program invites interested family members to submit genetic material and be entered into a database. More information at this website.

The Catalan government informs:


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Genetic identification program

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