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Matti Mattson to appear on PBS

June 22, 2011
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Matti Mattson to appear on PBS

The Village Soup previews next week's episode of the PBS series History Detectives, which interviewed Matti Mattson for a segment on the friendship between Lincoln volunteers Sol Fellman and Doug Roach (more details here):

Ilona Mattson described her father as a vigorous and youthful man who went to the gym twice...
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Memorial for Matti Mattson

March 19, 2011
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Memorial for Matti Mattson

The haunting strains of “El Cant dels Ocells” – a Catalonian folk song orchestrated by the great cellist and Spanish Civil War refugee Pau Casals—were the overture to the memorial service for Lincoln vet, Matti August Mattson, held yesterday, March 18, in the auditorium of NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. The...
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Mattson memorial announced

February 11, 2011
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Mattson memorial announced

Matti Mattson's daughter Ilona and grandson Mischa inform us that a memorial celebration for Matti Mattson will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011, 5:00pm, King  Juan Carlos I Center, NYU (55 Washington Square South, New York).  No flowers please; contributions in Matti's memory can be sent to ALBA or Veterans for Peace.
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Songs for the Cause video: Mattson and Goldstein

January 28, 2011
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Songs for the Cause video: Mattson and Goldstein

Donna Brennan and Arya F. Jenkins, of AllReel Media, have kindly shared a 10-minute video compilation of "Songs for the Cause," the benefit concert held this past October 16 at the Museum of the City of New York, with Pete Seeger, Patti Smith, and Guy Davis. The compilation includes selections of the speeches given by...
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Matti Mattson (1916-2011)

January 13, 2011
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Matti Mattson (1916-2011)

Matti Mattson, veteran of the Spanish Civil War, died while in hospice at JFK Hospital Atlantis, Florida, on January 11, 2011. Mattson was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He completed one year of high school and then studied at the B.F. Brown Junior High School, where he took an elective course in printing. He then worked...
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Mattson Honored in Home Town

March 6, 2010
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Mattson Honored in Home Town

Matti Mattson received a standing ovation after addressing the graduates of Fitchburg State College in his hometown in Massachusetts on January 29, 2010. College President Robert V. Antonucci presented the President’s Medal to the veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade before more than 200 new graduates, family, and community. The attentive audience heard Mattson recall...
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Matti Mattson, Citizen of Spain

January 18, 2010
Matti Mattson, Citizen of Spain

Last August, Matti Mattson became the third surviving Lincoln vet to acquire Spanish citizenship. (Video)
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Marc Goldstein: My father’s fight goes on

September 18, 2011
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Marc Goldstein: My father’s fight goes on

Thank you for acknowledging my father’s bequest to ALBA. He would be pleased to know that the money will be used for specific programs and that these will be named after him. Still, knowing my father as I do, I rather suspect that he would find this honor less important than the on-going mission of...
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Judge Garzón accepts ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism

June 16, 2011
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Judge Garzón accepts ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism

A new spirit of human rights activism ignited tremendous enthusiasm as 300-plus friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade commemorated the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War at a reunion in New York on May 14. The day’s highlight was the presentation of the first annual ALBA-Puffin Award for Human Rights...
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Lincoln Brigade on PBS’s History Detectives

June 10, 2011
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Lincoln Brigade on PBS’s History Detectives

PBS's History Detectives airing on June 28, 2011, includes a moving episode on the friendship between Lincoln Brigaders Sol Fellman and Doug Roach, featuring interviews with Matti Mattson and ALBA's Jim Fernández. View the whole 18-minute segment  here. Be sure to check the listings of your local PBS station for more details. Read more »

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