Spanish Civil War Conference (English) (fwd)

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Subject: Spanish Civil War Conference (English)



   1996 marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the

Spanish Civil War, event that set the stage for the Second World War

and that defined the political and ideological divides of the second

half of the 20th century.

   In commemoration of this occasion, Gustavus Adolphus College

(St. Peter) and Mankato State University (Mankato), institutions located

in south-central Minnesota (USA) will host a conference on the legacy

of the Spanish Civil War, also honoring two local veterans of the Abraham

Lincoln Battalion (US citizens that fought on behalf of the democratic

government of Spain), during October 29 and 30.

   Among the activities scheduled are:


-- 7:00 pm-Lecture:

 Political/Historical background to the conflict

(Prof. Johannes Postma, Mankato State U.)

--7:30-9:00 pm

Screening of documentary "The Good Fight"



-- 10:30-11:30 am

Personal stories: panel discussion by Spanish citizens

on the impact of the war on their families

-- 5:00 -7:00 pm

Why Spain: Presentation by  Clarence Forrester (from Minneapolis,

Minnesota) and Clarence Kailin (Madison, Wisconsin), veterans of

the Abraham Lincoln Battalion of the 15th International Brigade of

the Popular Army of the Spanish Republic (1937-1938)


>From October 21 to November 1

-Exhibition of period artifacts and memorabilia (photographs, currency,

military equipment, etc..) relating to the conflict.



All events will take place on the grounds of Gustavus Adolphus College

800 W. College Dr., St. Peter, MINNESOTA 56082 (USA), and are free and

open to the public.

For more information, please contact:

	Francisco J. Gonzalez

	ph (507) 389-8147

	gonzalez at

	Prof. Catherine Barrera

	ph (507) 933-6152

	cbarrera at



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