The International Brigades in Color

August 14, 2021
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The International Brigades in Color

When a friend first pointed me to Tina Paterson’s colorized portraits of International Brigade volunteers, I was skeptical. Yet the images are disturbing and strangely powerful. Throwing time out of joint, they undermine the idea that the Civil War is a remote historical occurrence.
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Join Us in the Bay Area—Twice!

August 14, 2021
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Join Us in the Bay Area—Twice!

ALBA is gearing up for two great Bay Area-based events! Join us for a Gathering at the Monument on Sunday, August 22 to celebrate the newly restored National Monument to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade on the San Francisco Embarcadero (1:30 PM PDT to 4:00 PM PDT)....
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Third Online Teacher Workshop Successful

August 14, 2021
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Third Online Teacher Workshop Successful

This summer, ALBA teaching staff offered the third fully online professional development workshop on “The United States and World Fascism: Human Rights from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond,” together with Rich Cairn of the Collaborative for Educational Services. Some 20 secondary...
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Susman Lecture Highlights Artist Ralph Fasanella

August 14, 2021
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Susman Lecture Highlights Artist Ralph Fasanella

The Susman lecture this year was delivered by Marc Fasanella, son of ALB veteran and artist Ralph Fasanella, who discussed his father’s life and work, including his experience during...
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ALBA & Sousa Mendes Foundation Present Event on Jewish Volunteers

August 14, 2021
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ALBA & Sousa Mendes Foundation Present Event on Jewish Volunteers

About 30 years ago, I spent a long day driving from Long Island to Brandeis and back with two Lincoln vets—Bill Susman and George Watt—when the conversation turned to...
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Letter from ALBA: Artists and Other Allies

August 14, 2021
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Letter from ALBA: Artists and Other Allies

Dear Friends, “Bringing the past alive” is one way to describe ALBA’s mission. Everything we do, from our lecture series and film screenings to our publications and educational work,...
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Faces of ALBA: Shannon O’Neill, Tamiment Curator

August 14, 2021
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<em>Faces of ALBA:</em> Shannon O’Neill, Tamiment Curator

In 2019, Shannon O’Neill became the curator for the Tamiment-Wagner Collections of the New York University Special Collections that houses the ALBA archives. She previously worked at Barnard College, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the Atlantic City Free Public Library.
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Exhuming Injustice: A Mass Grave in Manzanares

August 14, 2021
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Exhuming Injustice: A Mass Grave in Manzanares

When people think about mass graves in Spain, most relate them to the war years. Yet an estimated 50,000 victims were executed after the war. This summer, I visited a cemetery where the ARMH are exhuming the remains of some of these victims.
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Salud y Shalom: American Jewish Volunteers in Spain

August 14, 2021
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<em>Salud y Shalom:</em> American Jewish Volunteers in Spain

Thirty years ago, I traveled around the United States equipped with a cheap tape recorder I spoke to 39 Jewish-American veterans of the Spanish Civil War. When they went to Spain in 1937, very few of the people I spoke to would have invoked...
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“Histories of the International Brigades Have Focused Too Much on Europe and North America.”

August 14, 2021
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“Histories of the International Brigades Have Focused Too Much on Europe and North America.”

It has taken him twenty years, but the book is finally here. The Biographical Dictionary of Argentine volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, by Jerónimo Boragina, has just been...
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“Many Are Blissfully Unaware of the Parallels between the 1930s and Today”

August 14, 2021
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“Many Are Blissfully Unaware of the Parallels between the 1930s and Today”

Simon Deefholts and Kathryn Phillips-Miles are the driving force behind the Clapton Press, which has been issuing “Memories of 1930s Spain,” including both previously unpublished memoirs and new editions...
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Jan Kurzke’s Spanish Civil War Memoir: A Soldier’s Tale

August 14, 2021
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Jan Kurzke’s Spanish Civil War Memoir: A Soldier’s Tale

Kurzke's memoir The Good Comrade was published this past May by the Clapton Press, after having been tucked away for years, known only to a small number of specialist...
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Student Researcher Expands ALB Website

August 14, 2021
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Student Researcher Expands ALB Website

Over the past couple of years, I have worked with history teacher David Hanna at Stuyvesant High School to create a website dedicated to preserving the memories of the...
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Book Review: Two New Titles by Alexander Clifford

August 14, 2021
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<em>Book Review:</em> Two New Titles by Alexander Clifford

Fighting for Spain: The International Brigades in the Civil War, 1936–1939, and The People’s Army in the Spanish Civil War: A Military History of the Republic and International Brigades...
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Book Review: Marion Merriman’s Memoir Re-Issued

August 14, 2021
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<em>Book Review:</em> Marion Merriman’s Memoir Re-Issued

­American Commander in Spain: Robert Hale Merriman and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, by Marion Merriman and Warren Lerude. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2020.
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News from the Tamiment: Remote Services Offered

August 14, 2021
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News from the Tamiment: Remote Services Offered

Tamiment will continue being able to serve only current NYU students, faculty and staff through August 31, 2021. We do not know at this point what access will look like...
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Josep Almudéver Mateu (1919-2021)

August 14, 2021
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Josep Almudéver Mateu (1919-2021)

Last May 23, our dear veteran Josep Almudéver Mateu died in France. At 101 he was, as far as we know, the very last surviving veteran of the International...
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Eddie O’Neill (1951-2021)

August 9, 2021
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Eddie O’Neill (1951-2021)

Eddie O’Neill was born in the same County Tyrone neighborhood as the poet Charlie Donnelly (1914-1937), who was killed in action at Jarama while serving as a platoon leader...
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Kings and Pawns: Playing Chess in a Fascist Concentration Camp 83 Years Ago

August 1, 2021
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Kings and Pawns: Playing Chess in a Fascist Concentration Camp 83 Years Ago

“A prominent competitive player in the United States gave a series of lectures and played over famous games from the past. To hear him talking—in our squalid surroundings—with...
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Update – The Passport Project

July 15, 2021
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Update – The Passport Project

With the submission of the August batch freedom of information act (FOIA) requests ALBA will have filed for over 1,000 passport records of American volunteers. Due to the ongoing...
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2021 Memorial Day Tribute to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

July 2, 2021
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2021 Memorial Day Tribute to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

  A short video of the graves visited in 2021.       Memorial Day is the day traditionally set aside to remember Americans who served in the military....
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