The Abraham Lincoln Brigade

ALB group photo

During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), almost forty thousand men and women from fifty-two countries, including 2,800 Americans volunteered to travel to Spain and join the International Brigades to help fight fascism. The U.S. volunteers served in various units and came to be known collectively as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

  

 

Delmer Berg (1915-2016)
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Delmer Berg, the last known surviving veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, died peacefully at age 100 in his California home on Sunday, February 28. He will be greatly missed. To make a contribution in memory of Del Berg or any other volunteer of the Lincoln Brigade, click here. Read English press highlights here.  
 
 
The Volunteer Magazine Blog

News & Updates


Bay Area Events to Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War

Including a special performance of Heart of Spain – A Musical of the Spanish Civil War for the ALBA community!
 
More information here.  
 


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Our national monument in San Francisco needs restoration!

Help us honor and preserve the legacy of the Lincoln Volunteers. 

Monument on angle

Please donate here (and write Monument in the designation field).

You can find more information on the monument here.

 
 
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Buy Now from ALBA's Bookstore!

A Distant HeartbeatA Distant Heartbeat: A War, a Disappearance, and a Family's Secrets 

by Eunice Lipton 

Cover, S in Hearts
$25 for signed editions (includes shipping/handling) 
 
 
 
 
 
by Adam Hochschild
 
$35 for personal use (includes shipping/handling) 

 
 


For Educators

2016 Teaching Institutes Schedule

  • January 23 & 24, February 6, 2016: Three day institute in New York, NY; co-hosted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (NYU). 
  • March 4, 2016: Presentation, Social Studies Regional Conference, From Guernica to Nuremberg: Teaching Human Rights Themes in mid-20th-Century History in Aurora, IL.
  • April 2, 2016: One day institute in Boston, MA; co-hosted by the Collaborative for Educational Services.
  • April 23, 2016: One day institute for Spanish teachers in Seattle, WA; co-hosted by the University of Washington. 
  • September-December 2016: Theatrical program at Balboa H.S. in San Francisco, CA, focusing on the Spanish Civil War and the UN Declaration of Human Rights 
  • October 29, 2016: One day institute in Northampton, MA; co-hosted by the Collaborative for Educational Services.
  • November 5, 2016: One day workshop workshop in Seattle, WA; co-hosted by the University of Washington.
  • November 8, 2016: One day institute in New York, NY; co-hosted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (NYU).
  • November, 9, 2016: One day institute in Bergen County, NJ.

  • For more information click here.