The Press Remembers Delmer Berg, the Last of the Lincolns

March 7, 2016
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Yanks in the Dimitrov Battery: standing Sam Slipyan, Conlon Nancarrow, Ed Lending, Charles Simpson (?), Delmer Berg, Norman Schmidt, kneeling two Spanish drivers. The photo is part of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) collection at the Tamiment Library (NYU).

Yanks in the Dimitrov Battery: standing Sam Slipyan, Conlon Nancarrow, Ed Lending, Charles Simpson (?), Delmer Berg, Norman Schmidt, kneeling two Spanish drivers. The photo is part of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) collection at the Tamiment Library (NYU).

February 28, 2016 sadly marked the end of an era: last known surviving member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Delmer Berg, passed away at his California home. He was 100. There has been an outpouring of coverage from news outlets around the world. We have gathered some of the English and Spanish highlights below.

English

Delmer Berg, last surviving American volunteer of Spanish Civil War, dies at 100 (Emily Langer, Washington Post)

The Death of the Last Veteran of the Lincoln Brigade (David A. Graham, The Atlantic)

Bombed by Nazi pilots, Before WWII (Adam Hochschild, op-ed LA Times)

Delmer Berg, Last of American Volunteers in Spanish Civil War, Dies at 100 (Sam Roberts, New York Times)

Columbia man who fought fascists in Spain dies at 100 (John Holland, The Modesto Bee)

News highlights, March 2, 2016 (Democracy Now!)

Spanish

A vivir que son dos días (Radio interview with Javier del Pino, Cadena Ser)

Television Interview (Mikel Reparaz, ETV Basque TV)

Muere el último combatiente de la brigada Lincoln en la Guerra Civil (P.X. De Sandoval, El País)

 ¡Hasta siempre compañero Del!

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One Response to “ The Press Remembers Delmer Berg, the Last of the Lincolns ”

  1. Patrick John Murphy on March 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I had met Lawrence Winsheimer, no 90734, in Freeport, Pennsylvania in 1991. He passed away in 1996. I have a copy of his Brigadas Internacionales Carnet Militar Para book. I would like to know more about him. He was a great guy, but we discussed his early life very little. Thank you. Patrick

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