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Henry Foner (1919-2017)

March 6, 2017
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Henry Foner (1919-2017)

Former ALBA Board Member and longtime emcee at the annual reunions of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Henry Foner, died in New York on January 11. He was 97.
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Herbert Molin (1925-2017)

March 6, 2017
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Herbert Molin (1925-2017)

A longtime ALBA friend, Herb was also a member of The Jarama Society, generously leaving ALBA in his plans to help continue our commitment to social activism.
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Marvin E. Gettleman (1933-2017)

March 6, 2017
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Marvin E. Gettleman (1933-2017)

ALBA notes with sadness the death of former executive director Marvin E. Gettleman. He was 83. A historian of the American left, he taught for many years at Polytechnic University, well-known as editor of Vietnam: History, Documents, Opinions. He is survived by former Board member, historian Ellen Schrecker.
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From Oklahoma to Spain: Fighter for Justice

August 25, 2016
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From Oklahoma to Spain: Fighter for Justice

Eugene Poling (1908-2000), from Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, fought with the Republic in Spain, joined the U.S. Army in World War II, and for almost forty years launched repeated campaigns for a U.S. House seat. Journalist Andrew Griffin reconstructs his life. “When I went to Dougherty to talk to people who knew ‘Mr. Poling,’ they...
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Delmer Berg Memorial in Berkeley, CA

June 10, 2016
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Delmer Berg Memorial in Berkeley, CA

Del Berg’s son Ernst, comrades and friends celebrated Del Berg’s life at Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library in Berkeley, CA on May 21, 2016. On the wall behind the podium, was a Spanish flag with the International Brigades logo, which was hand-made by Nate and Corine Thorton.  Corine told the story of how she and Nate...
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Julia Tello Landeta, “Tellito” (1920-2016)

June 10, 2016
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Julia Tello Landeta, “Tellito” (1920-2016)

Palmira Julia Tello Landeta, immortalized as miliciana on a magazine cover in wartime Spain, passed away in early 2016.
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Delmer Berg (1915 –2016)

June 9, 2016
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Delmer Berg (1915 –2016)

Del Berg, the last known surviving veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, died peacefully in his California home on Sunday, February 28. He was 100 years old. Berg was born in 1915 outside of Los Angeles to a family of poor farm workers. His mother’s line had long since emigrated from Bavaria while his...
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Michael Ratner (1943-2016)

June 9, 2016
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Michael Ratner (1943-2016)

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA, www.alba-valb.org) mourns the loss of Michael Ratner, a longtime defender of civil liberties in the United States and abroad.
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Carolyn P. Boyd (1944 – 2015)

September 29, 2015
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Carolyn P. Boyd (1944 – 2015)

Carolyn P. Boyd, a world renowned scholar of modern Spain, died at her home in Irvine, California on July 19, 2015, after a long bout with cancer. She was 71 years of age. Born in La Jolla, California, she was raised in Idaho and received her undergraduate education at Stanford and her doctorate at...
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