No pardon for Spanish civil war helpers (Switzerland)





Swiss volunteers fought alongside the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, incurring punishments when they returned home. They have still not been pardoned.
A group fighting for their rehabilitation has published a list of the volunteers' names to heighten awareness of this forgotten chapter of Swiss history – 70 years on.

"We are in a state of enthusiasm. It's not pure anarchism here. Our Spanish companions have shown that you can live without masters... We are experiencing moments of intense emotion and I feel 20 years old again. It was my dream, the revolution has been my entire life's aspiration. And we are living it here on its moral and material levels – what more could a militant wantt?"



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