Marina Ginestà : Socialist Youth Leader and Anti-Fascist Military Correspondent

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(1919 - 2014)

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She was a member of Juventudes Socialistas Unificadas (Socialist Youth), the youth organization mainly directed by Partido Comunista de España (PCE, Communist Party of Spain). Despite her initial involvement she quickly grew disillusioned with the path that the Stalinists were taking.

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From : Poumista Bio

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"It is a good photo, it reflects the feelings we had at the time. Socialism had arrived and the clients of the hotel had gone."

From : Independent Obituary, 2014

"They say I have a striking way of looking at the camera. That's possible, because we were well aware of the mystique surrounding a revolution of the proletariat..."

From : Independent Obituary, 2014

"We had no idea what was really happening, we were that innocent..."

From : Independent Obituary, 2014

Biography


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About Marina Ginestà

Marina Ginestà, aged 17, overlooking Barcelona from Hotel Colón. She worked as a translator for a Soviet journalist of Pravda during the Spanish Civil War. She was a member of Juventudes Socialistas Unificadas (Socialist Youth), the youth organization mainly directed by Partido Comunista de España (PCE, Communist Party of Spain). Despite her initial involvement she quickly grew disillusioned with the path that the Stalinists were taking. Marina remained a militant throughout the rest of the war and was drawn to other groups at that time such as the anti-Stalinist P.O.U.M (which George Orwell was a member of) and the Anarchist C.N.T. This photographs was taken by Juan Guzman (who was born Hans Gutmann in Germany before going to Spain where he photographed the International Brigades). Date of the photo: July 21, 1936.

From : "Farewell Marina Ginestà," by Poumista, https://poumista.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/farewell-marina-ginesta/

Chronology

January 29, 1919 :
Birth Day.

January 06, 2014 :
Death Day.

November 03, 2016 ; 4:22:43 PM (America/Los_Angeles) :
Added to http://www.RevoltLib.com.

March 13, 2018 ; 4:32:40 PM (America/Los_Angeles) :
Last Updated on http://www.RevoltLib.com.

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