Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

Human Rights Watch in defense of Garzón

March 20, 2010
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Human Rights Watch in defense of Garzón

A HRW press release yesterday: "Spanish authorities should abide by the United Nations call for an end to its 1977 amnesty law rather than prosecuting a judge seeking accountability for past abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch praised Garzón’s work in achieving accountability for atrocities around the world. Applying the...
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Two new SCW films from Hollywood?

March 19, 2010
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Two new SCW films from Hollywood?

Director Michael Mann is reported to be at work on not one, but two Spanish Civil War projects: a remake of Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls (initially meant for Leonardo DiCaprio as Robert Jordan), and a low-budget rendering of the recent novel about SCW-photographer Gerda Taro, Waiting for Robert Capa.
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Spanish refugees in newly digitized Holocaust archive

March 19, 2010
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Spanish refugees in newly digitized Holocaust archive

From the Harvard Gazette: new digital archive at the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) includes documents and photographs from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), which helped refugees from the Spanish Civil War.
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Two new online archival resources

March 19, 2010
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Two new online archival resources

The Spanish Ministry of Culture now has a one-stop site for access to digitized archival materials, with access to close to 1.3 million digital objects from 121 repositories. Also, the Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT) has started making archives available online.
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Miguel Delibes obit in NYT

March 18, 2010
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Miguel Delibes obit in NYT

Andrés Cala today in the Times:

Mr. Delibes was often Spain’s leading nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Known for his humble nature, his empathy for the poor and a lifelong commitment to rural Spain and its traditions, he wrote of sheepherders, cheese-makers,...
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British & Irish SCW poetry translated into Spanish

March 18, 2010
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British & Irish SCW poetry translated into Spanish

Last month saw the publication in Spain of Hablando de leyendas. Poemas para España, a translation of Poems from Spain: British and Irish International Brigaders on the Spanish Civil War, a collection of English-language poems written about the war. More here.
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A complete list of SCW songs in English

March 18, 2010
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That is Geoff Lawes' goal. Check out his quest here.
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Truth in the Making: The Never-Ending Saga of Capa’s Falling Soldier

March 17, 2010
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Truth in the Making: The Never-Ending Saga of Capa’s Falling Soldier

This past July, around the 73rd anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War and 11 days after the opening of a large Robert Capa exhibit at the Catalan National Museum of Art, the Barcelona news paper El Periódico de Catalunya published what was billed as a stun ning revelation: Capa’s legendary photograph of...
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Did you know…

March 17, 2010
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Did you know…

... that ALBA is on Facebook?
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Joe Zameret (Cleveland, 1912 – Gandesa, 1938)

March 17, 2010
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Joe Zameret (Cleveland, 1912 – Gandesa, 1938)

An online memorial by Yair Zameret: "In 1942, my father found that a few years earlier his brother had been killed as a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War. No more information was known. Even about other areas of Joe's life, not much was known. In the biography of my father, published after...
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