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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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World-renowned scientist leaves legacy gift to ALBA

September 9, 2014
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World-renowned scientist leaves legacy gift to ALBA

Dr. Nina Byers, who died on June 5, 2014, was a long-time friend of ALBA’s. As a pioneering theoretical physicist, her work contributed greatly to both the understanding of particle physics and superconductivity.
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Gert Hoffmann (1917-2014)

September 9, 2014
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Gert Hoffmann (1917-2014)

One of the last veterans of the International Brigades, Gert (Gerhard) Hoffmann died in Austria on July 8, 2014.
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Hans Landauer (1921-2014)

September 9, 2014
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Hans Landauer  (1921-2014)

Hans Landauer, the last surviving Austrian volunteer in the International Brigades, died at his home on July 19. In recent years, he attended many reunions of Spanish Civil War veterans in Spain.
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Hans Landauer, 1921 – 2014

July 21, 2014
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Hans Landauer, 1921 – 2014

“I do not regret at all having been in Spain at the time, I would not have missed it for the world. For me it was the teaching of my life; I learned camaraderie, solidarity, to be considerate of others.” Hans Landauer, Austrian Brigader We are sad to report that we received notice this...
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