Bullfight in Honor of Maimonides

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Bullfight in Honor of Maimonides

Post by Secret Alias » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:33 pm

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

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Re: Bullfight in Honor of Maimonides

Post by semiopen » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:45 am

Idealistic young men from Europe and beyond joined the fight to defend the Republican state against the Nationalists led by General Franco. Of this International Brigade, 25% were Jewish.
That's something I didn't know.

Always liked this verse from Tom Lehrer -

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/619183/summaryl
Remember the war against Franco? / That’s the kind where each of us belongs. / Though he may have won all the battles, / We had all the good songs.

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Re: Bullfight in Honor of Maimonides

Post by iskander » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:49 pm

1934–1935 period and miners' uprising
The majority vote in the 1933 elections was won by the Spanish Confederation of the Autonomous Right (CEDA). José María Gil Robles, their leader, led a coalition of centre-right and far-right parties: CEDA set up a coalition with the Radical Republican Party led by Alejandro Lerroux, which had come second in the elections. The Socialists came third. With Lerroux as head of Government, the new coalition suspended most of the reforms carried out by the last government.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Spanish_Republic
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Allegory of the Spanish Republic, displaying republican paraphernalia such as the Phrygian cap and symbols of modernity

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Re: Bullfight in Honor of Maimonides

Post by iskander » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:12 pm

Izaak Naftali Botwin, (Yiddish: יצחק נפתלי באָטווין) born 1907 in Kamianka-Buzka, Austrian Empire, died 6 August 1925 in Lviv, Poland, was a Polish Jewish communist and labor activist who was executed for the murder of a police informant. In the Spanish Civil War the Naftali Botwin Company was named after him

Naftali Botwin Company

In December 1937 the Jewish volunteers of the Spanish Civil War formed the Naftali Botwin Company. It was a sub-unit of the Palafox Battalion of the International Brigades. The Company also published a Yiddish newspaper called Botwin.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naftali_Botwin

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