Memorials dedicated to the International Brigades

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Memorials dedicated to the International Brigades

Post by Veronica » 12 Nov 2004 17:05

I have just received this link:

http://www.geocities.com/brigadistasdegales/index.html

They are some monuments and memorials in Wales dedicated to the Welsh IBers. Do you know of other places with monuments or memorials related to the Spanish Civil War?

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Post by Agadanik » 14 Nov 2004 05:03

In Poland during the communist era streets and schools were frequently named in honour of the Polish "Dabrowski" IB. I don't believe there were any monuments though. There were numerous monuments of gen Karol Swierczewski-Walter (prototype for Hemingway's Golz in "For Whom The Bell Tolls"), who was the greatest military hero of communist Poland. His face was even featured on a Polish banknote. However, Walter's Spanish connection was seldom if ever emphasized.

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Post by Veronica » 15 Nov 2004 09:47

...Very interesting!

I have also found this stamp:

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Apparently the International Brigades were quite an icon in the socialist countries.

Is there any monument, memorial or souvenir dedicated to the nacionalist side or to the Spanish Civil War in general outside Spain?

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Post by Agadanik » 16 Nov 2004 05:09

Veronica wrote:
Is there any monument, memorial or souvenir dedicated to the nacionalist side or to the Spanish Civil War in general outside Spain?
Yes. The Canadian Mackenzie-Papineau batallion has a monument in Ottawa, unveiled in 2001. Details, incl. video, at
http://www.workingtv.com/nationalmacpapmonument.html
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Post by Charm000 » 17 Nov 2004 11:14

I don't know of any Nationalist memorials outside Spain. As the IB memorials are for foreign volunteers and appear in their country of origin any Nationalist ones would presumeably have to relate to foreign volunteers for Franco. There were comparatively much fewer of those and they were pretty unpopular (particularly post-WWII) so I would guess no memorials ever got erected.

Possible there might be some in Morocco, relating to the 'Moors' who fought with the Nationalists? But that would be a colonnial reminder so unlikely.

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Post by scout » 19 Nov 2004 15:17

At least one such monument exists in Sweden, the one in Stockholm is called "LA Mano" which , in english the hand.



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Re: Memorials dedicated to the International Brigades

Post by Richard99 » 15 Dec 2004 18:43

There are a considerable number throught the UK and Ireland. See: http://www.international-brigades.org.uk/memorials.htm

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Post by Marcus » 15 Dec 2004 19:44

scout wrote:At least one such monument exists in Sweden, the one in Stockholm is called "LA Mano" which , in english the hand.
There is one in Gothenburg too.

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Post by Veronica » 21 Dec 2004 14:27

Marcus, Do you have a picture of it? What is is about or what does it says?

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I have found another one in Budapest, Hungary in a bizarre place called "Szoborpark", a park where they keep all the statues and memorials from the communist era:

http://www.szoborpark.hu/en/en_index.php

it is worth visiting this site, I can tell you...

This is the memorial to the International Brigades there:

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Post by TRose » 04 Feb 2005 22:54

couple of years ago I read in the paper that some unions in the Seattle area are paid for a monument to the americans in the international brigaders, dont remember anything else though.

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Post by Richard99 » 21 Feb 2005 19:13

The International Brigade Memorial Trust website contains details of memorials in the UK. See:

http://www.international-brigades.org.uk/memorials.htm

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Post by Adams » 03 May 2005 20:26

There is a memorial in london on the opposite bank of the river from the houses of parliament.


One interesting addition to this thread is that the current government in Spain is finally getting rid of all the last signs and memorials to the fascist cause and the Franco dictatorship. The last Franco statues are being removed (One from Madrid last week) and there are even plans to change the "Valle de los caidos" where franco is buried, into an anti fascist memorial.




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Post by Hoss » 24 Oct 2005 02:59

TRose wrote:couple of years ago I read in the paper that some unions in the Seattle area are paid for a monument to the americans in the international brigaders, dont remember anything else though.
There's a memorial to the Lincoln Battalion on the University of Washington campus. Apparently at least 11 UW students joined the IBs.

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Post by Veronica » 14 Dec 2005 18:52

Hoss wrote:
TRose wrote:couple of years ago I read in the paper that some unions in the Seattle area are paid for a monument to the americans in the international brigaders, dont remember anything else though.
There's a memorial to the Lincoln Battalion on the University of Washington campus. Apparently at least 11 UW students joined the IBs.
I think this is an image of this particular memorial:
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Post by Veronica » 14 Dec 2005 18:52

Hoss wrote:
TRose wrote:couple of years ago I read in the paper that some unions in the Seattle area are paid for a monument to the americans in the international brigaders, dont remember anything else though.
There's a memorial to the Lincoln Battalion on the University of Washington campus. Apparently at least 11 UW students joined the IBs.
I think this is an image of this particular memorial:
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