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The Girl Who Dated Trotsky’s Assassin: The Story Behind an Iconic Photograph

May 17, 2020
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The Girl Who Dated Trotsky’s Assassin: The Story Behind an Iconic Photograph

Marina Ginestà became world-famous late in life when a stunning photograph taken at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War surfaced in a Spanish archive. With the help of Marina’s son, the journalist Yvonne Scholten uncovers new details of Ginestà’s adventurous life.
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Biographies of Dutch Brigadistas Online

August 25, 2016
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Biographies of Dutch Brigadistas Online

“It was always rumored that my uncle fought in Spain, but now we finally know for sure. I’ve had an amazing number of touching reactions of that type,” Yvonne Scholten says, “especially from family members.” Scholten, a Dutch journalist, is the driving force behind a new biographical dictionary of Dutch volunteers in Spain that...
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The Singing Dutchman of the Lincoln Brigade

September 14, 2013
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The Singing Dutchman of the Lincoln Brigade

The wandering Dutchman Bart van der Schelling painted with Willem de Kooning, sang with Woody Gunthrie and Pete Seeger, fought fascists in the Lincoln Battalion, and is credited with the lyrics to "Viva la Quince Brigada"--yet much of his life remains shrouded in mystery. Yvonne Scholten investigates.
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Bart van der Schelling: Information wanted

June 5, 2012
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Bart van der Schelling: Information wanted

Yvonne Scholten, biographer of the Dutch miliciana Fanny Schoonheyt, are  interested in obtaining information on the Dutch Lincoln Brigade volunteer Bart van der Schelling.  He was admired as  a  baritone–he recorded Songs of the Spanish Civil War, a number of them with Pete Seeger. In later life he acquired a reputation as a primitive painter.  He and...
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Edna Moore and Bart van der Schelling

December 16, 2011
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Edna Moore and Bart van der Schelling

Diana Anhalt (author of A Gathering of Fugitives, American Political Expatriates in Mexico, 1948-1965), and Yvonne Scholten, biographer of the Dutch miliciana Fanny Schoonheyt, are  interested in obtaining information on the Dutch Lincoln Brigade volunteer Bart van der Schelling.  He was admired as  a  baritone--he recorded Songs of the Spanish Civil War, a...
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Letters to the Editor

August 27, 2020
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Letters to the Editor

To the Editors: Thank you for that amazing story about that amazing photo of an amazing woman: Marina Ginestà, whose life is the stuff of legend. As it happened, I recently visited Spain, where I picked up a magazine with that photo on the cover—but it had no description of who she was. I was...
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Dutch Brigader Biography Project

November 14, 2014
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Dutch Brigader Biography Project

Great news from the Netherlands, where a group of volunteers has started an online biographical database of all the Dutch who fought in Spain between 1936 and 1939 to defend the Spanish Republic against the forces of General Franco. This is the first exhaustive investigation into the Dutch volunteers.In the Netherlands the Spanish Civil...
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Fanny, Queen of the Machine Gun

December 4, 2011
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Fanny, Queen of the Machine Gun

Fanny Schoonheyt, the tall, blond “queen of the machine gun,” was the only Dutch woman to join in the battle action during the Spanish Civil War. Her life is shrouded in mystery. Could she have been the only female foreign official in the Republican Army? What was her involvement in the events of May...
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