Spanish Civil War
Guernica Was a Dress Rehearsal for Horrors to Come
Journalist George Lowther Steer broke the news that the German Luftwaffe had provided the aerial destruction of the town, in what became a training ground for future Nazi attacks.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Lessons from the Spanish Civil War for the Prospect of Foreign Fighters in Ukraine
by Ariel Mae Lambe and Fraser Raeburn
The recruitment of international brigades fighting fascism in Spain depended on international antifascist networks on the left. Advocates of bringing foreign fighters to Ukraine must be aware of the prospect of ideological fissures and arming neonazis, as well as the difficulty of mobilizing a diverse fighting force.
The International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War were the First Jewish Resistance to Fascism
by Giles Tremlett
The International Brigades drew 35,000 volunteers to oppose the forces of fascism in 1936, including 5,000 Jews, who deserve recognition as the first armed fighters against the political movement that culminated in the Holocaust.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
What the FBI Had on Grandpa
by Molly Jong-Fast
"I never considered my grandfather to be a danger to the republic, but J. Edgar Hoover disagreed." The FBI surveilled writer Howard Fast extensively, though, as he wrote in his autobiography, "the eleven hundred pages detailed every—or almost every—decent act I had performed in my life."
A Brief History of Anti-Fascism
by James Stout
Today's anti-fascism isn’t about waving flags at football matches; it's about fighting, through direct action, racists and genocidaires wherever they can be found. The author discusses the history of the movement.
Why Adam Hochschild Decided to Write about the Spanish Civil War (Interview)
by Robin Lindley
"Ever since the authors who wrote the Bible, people have been writing about good and evil. To me there’s nothing more interesting than trying to evoke moments when men and women risked their lives to battle horrendous injustice."
SOURCE: Scientific American
Gathering the Genetic Testimony of Spain’s Civil War Dead
New research by anthropologists and forensic scientists is bringing hope to the relatives of war victims as it challenges Spain’s “pact of forgetting.”
SOURCE: The Guardian
Eighty years on, Spain may at last be able to confront the ghosts of civil war
The conflict between Republicans and Nationalists that erupted in 1936 was distorted by Franco and largely neglected by later governments. Now a campaign is under way to open the first international museum telling all sides of the story.
NYT History Book Reviews: Who Got Noticed this Week?
by Erik Moshe
This week's books cover the Lusitania sinking, the Spanish civil war, terrorism, and Caesar.
Recalling the First War Against Fascism: Richard Rhodes on the Spanish Civil War (Interview)
by Robin Lindley
In his vivid new book "Hell and Good Company: The Spanish Civil War and the World It Made," award-winning historian Richard Rhodes recounts the war through the breakthroughs—military, cultural, medical and more—that took center stage in the bloody worldwide war that followed.
SOURCE: Gibralter Chronicle
Franco historian leads glittering array of authors for Gib Literary Festival
Distinguished British historian and Hispanist, biographer of Franco and specialist in Spanish history in particular the Civil War, Professor Paul Preston, heads the impressive list of names confirmed for Gibraltar’s first International Literary Festival.Also coming that weekend of the 25 - 27 October are best-selling novelist Joanne Harris, American film and television actress Stefanie Powers who many will recall from the hit US TV series Hart to Hart, journalist and TV presenter Peter Snow, and one of the world’s greatest Chinese chefs Ken Hom as well as the world authority in Indian cooking Madhur Jaffrey....
The Catholic Church's Long Struggle over Accommodating to Authoritarian Regimes
by David Austin Walsh
Cesare Orsenigo, Pope Pius XII's nuncio to Nazi Germany, meets with Adolf Hitler and Joachim von Ribbentrop in early 1939. Photo Credit: German Federal Archives.The announcement last Wednesday that the College of Cardinals selected Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, as the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, made headlines around the world. Most focused on the “simplicity” and “modest touch” of the new pope, who will reign as Pope Francis.But allegations that the new pope cooperated with Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1970s, during the so-called Dirty War in which nearly 30,000 Argentineans were tortured or killed by the government, have tarnished his transition.
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