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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 their Jewishness for putting their lives on the line.
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