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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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Yolanda “Bobby” Hall (1922-2015)

September 14, 2015
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Yolanda “Bobby” Hall (1922-2015)

Progressive organizer Yolanda “Bobby” Hall, a lifelong political activist, social justice advocate and educator who served on ALBA’s Board of Governors, died on June 19 at her home in Oak Park, Illinois. She was 93.
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César Covo (1912-2015)

June 11, 2015
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César Covo (1912-2015)

The last known International Brigade veteran in France, César Covo, died in March in Rennes, France, just a few weeks from his 103rd birthday. His death marks the silent turning of a historic page as he was most certainly the last surviving IB veteran of the battle of Madrid.
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In memory of Paul Sigel (1915-1938)

December 17, 2014
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In memory of Paul Sigel (1915-1938)

ALBA is deeply honored by our donors’ confidence and profoundly grateful for their generosity.
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Philip Tammer (1915-2014)

September 10, 2014
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Philip Tammer (1915-2014)

The last known International Brigade veteran living in Britain, Philip Tammer, died in London on 28 January 2014, aged 98.
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Gerald Howson (1925-2014)

September 9, 2014
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Gerald Howson (1925-2014)

Eminent Spanish Civil War historian Gerald Howson died on 7 June, aged 88
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Marina Ginestà (1919-2014)

September 9, 2014
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Marina Ginestà (1919-2014)

Marina Ginestà was the 17-year-old militant socialist pictured on a Barcelona rooftop in one of the most memorable images of the Spanish Civil War.
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