Author Archive for Nancy Wallach

Lincoln’s Fundamental Creed: Antonio Frasconi (1919-2013)

March 15, 2013
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Lincoln’s Fundamental Creed: Antonio Frasconi (1919-2013)

Antonio Frasconi, the great graphic artist, illustrator, teacher and humanitarian, created this woodcut of the Lincoln Memorial, which resides in the nation’s capitol next to the famous words of the Gettysburg address, “That government, of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.” He titled this 1956...
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Across the Pyrenees

March 10, 2013
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“Across the Pyrenees” is a presentation of the Walk Across the Pyrenees organized by British friends of the International Brigades. It follows the path of the volunteers as they stole into Republican Spain in the dead of night. Their goal was to defeat fascism in Spain before it spread into Europe. Three people from...
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Proposal for monument at San Pedro concentration camp turned down

February 28, 2013
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Proposal for monument at San Pedro concentration camp turned down

Nacho García serves on the Burgos Committee to Honor the International Brigades that is attempting to to install a monument to the Brigades on the grounds of San Pedro de Cardeña, the site of the former concentration camp. He reports here that, after a long delay, the local authorities have turned down requests...
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Our American Guernica: The enigma of Motherwell’s Elegies

September 15, 2012
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Our American Guernica: The enigma of Motherwell’s <em>Elegies</em>

What prompted the artist Robert Motherwell to devote over 40 years, from 1948 until his death in 1991, to a body of work entitled “Elegies to the Spanish Republic”?   Why did Motherwell, whom the noted critic Clement Greenberg considered “one of the very best of the Abstract Expressionist painters,” return to this theme in...
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Reclaiming Military Records of IB Prisoners

September 9, 2012
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Reclaiming Military Records of IB Prisoners

The words and deeds of the Lincoln Vets still Speak to a generation of present-day Spaniards.  I received an email during the last week of August from Nacho Garcia, a young Spaniard from Burgos who maintains a blog, The Jaily News, named after the underground newspaper written by the International Brigade prisoners who...
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Back at San Pedro de Cardeña

November 22, 2011
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Back at San Pedro de Cardeña

I had come to Burgos from New York City in order to lend my presence in representing the families of the former prisoners at San Pedro de Cardeña. My father, Lincoln Brigade Veteran Hy Wallach, had been incarcerated there during 1938-1939. The ensuing events of the weekend would repeatedly bring to mind the...
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Nancy Wallach at San Pedro

November 22, 2011
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Nancy Wallach at San Pedro

Nancy Wallach, daughter of Lincoln vet Hy Wallach, spoke recently at a gathering in the former concentration campo of San Pedro de Cardeña, where the Francoists held her father, along with Sidney Rosenblatt, Max Parker, Carl Geiser and many other IB prisoners of war (see the Jaily News blog). This is the...
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Recovering Voices of Unsung Heroes: Documenting Volunteers’ Lives

August 31, 2010
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Recovering Voices of Unsung Heroes: Documenting Volunteers’ Lives

“My great aunt told me that she was married as a young girl but because she and her husband were both employed by the Writer’s Project they had to keep their union a secret. When her husband went to Spain he had to leave without telling her. She gave me her wedding band which...
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