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Harry Hynes and (Joe) Louis Joseph Bianca

Maritime Workers, Union Organisers and Brigadistas Harry Hynes and Joe Bianca were among the American maritime workers who joined the International Brigades  – 250 from the New York waterfront alone and hundreds more from other poor waterfront cities. Both were… Continue Reading →

Notes on the history of “The Internationale”

Pierre Chrétier Degeyter and the workers’ choir “La Lyre des Travailleurs” (‘The Workers’ Lyre’) Pierre Chrétier Degeyter was born 8 October 1848 in Gent, Belgium. Around the age of ten, after the family had relocated to France, he started working… Continue Reading →

Noter om “Internationale”s historie

Pierre Chrétier Degeyter og Arbejdernes Lyre Pierre Chrétier Degeyter blev født den 8. oktober 1848 i Gent, Belgien. Fra ti-årsalderen arbejdede han på tekstilfabrikker i Lille, hvortil familien var flyttet. I sin fritid gik han, for at dygtiggøre sig, på… Continue Reading →

Cross-border Antifascism 1933-1945

Rien Dijkstra – secretary of the Dutch International Brigade memorial trust, Stichting Spanje 1936-1939 and, in coorporation with the Danish sister organisation Foreningen Venner af De Internatio-nale Brigader, initiator of the website spanishsky.dk – died 2. August 2018. Rien has… Continue Reading →

Den antifascistiske kamp over grænserne 1933-1945

Rien Dijkstra – sekretær i den hollandske spaniensforening og initiativtager sammen med den danske spaniensforening til hjemmesiden www.spanishsky.dk – døde i august 2018. Rien har skrevet denne beretning om August Levin (født 25. maj 1895 i Loitz) og Eugen Schwebinghaus… Continue Reading →

„Die Adresse” – Eine Alltagsgeschichte aus Madrid von Ruth Berlau

Ich denke, er ist zehn, vielleicht zwölf Jahre alt, der Junge mit einem Päckchen unter dem Arm im Postamt von Madrid. Er hat ein blasses und schmales Gesicht und große, große Augen. Er stand schon lange an derselben Stelle und… Continue Reading →

The Spanish Monument – from idea to reality – 1946-1986

The monument to the Danish volunteers who fell in the Spanish civil war, located in Churchill Park on the Esplanade in Copenhagen, has a chequered past. Chequered, in the sense that the will to raise the monument was ever present,… Continue Reading →

Spaniensmonumentet – fra idé til virkelighed – 1946-1986

Monumentet over de danske spaniensfrivillige, som faldt i den spanske borgerkrig, og som i dag står i Churchillparken på Esplanaden, har en lang og broget forhistorie. Broget ment på den måde, at det ikke var viljen til at få rejst… Continue Reading →

Die Enthüllung des Denkmals „Blockade-Runners to Spain“

Eine Fotoreportage aus Glasgow vom 2. März 2019 von Allan Christiansen über die Enthüllung des Denkmals zur Erinnerung an die britischen Blockadebrecher während des Spanischen Bürgerkriegs. Mein Weg ging vom Hotel Alexander Thomson zu den Büros der Partei in der… Continue Reading →

“The Address” – An everyday story from Madrid by Ruth Berlau

I guess that he is ten, maybe twelve years old. The boy at the post office in Madrid, packet under his arm. He has a pale and narrow face and big, big eyes. He has been standing in the exact… Continue Reading →

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