In Memoriam

December 22, 2012
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David Lomon, Albert Hirschman, Sylvia Thompson, Adolphe Low, Harry Randall, and Jim Benét. Photos by José Luis Cuesta, IAS/Princeton, Richard Bermack, Adolphe Low, Juan Salas, and Phil Richardson.

The past months have been a time of loss for the International Brigade community. Harry Randall, Adolphe Low, Jim Benét, David Lomon, and Albert Hirschman left us, as did Sylvia Thompson, widow of Lincoln Brigade and Second World War veteran Bob Thompson (1915-1965) and Dr. Moisès Broggi, the Catalan physician who headed up the IB’s surgical unit. Randall and Benét left to fight fascism from the United States; David Lomon was the last surviving British volunteer; Hirschman and Low were German-born, although they ended up in France and the United States, respectively. All of them left inspiring legacies. For more details, see their respective obituaries at the end of  this issue.

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One Response to “ In Memoriam ”

  1. Thomas Larson on January 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Sylvia Thompson was a warm and caring human being. She welcomed myself and my wife Barbara into her life. she was committed to social justice. Her death leaves a hole in our lives

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