Abel Paz 1921-2009

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Apr 13 2009 23:15
Abel Paz 1921-2009

Abel Paz, the author of Durruti, the People Armed, died in hospital in Barcelona tonight.

From wikipedia:

Abel Paz (born August 12, 1921. - Died April 13, 2009) is a Spanish anarchist, former combatant and historian.

Abel Paz is the pen name of Diego Camacho. He was born in Almería in 1921, and moved with his family to Barcelona in 1929. In 1935 he started work in the textile industry and joined the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT).

In July 1936, with the start of the Spanish Civil War and Spanish revolution he joined the anarchist Durruti Column. As well as fighting on the Aragon front, he fought in the Barcelona May Events of 1937.

After the fall of Catalonia in January 1939, he went into exile in France, where he was interned. During the 1940s he fought both in the French resistance to Hitler and the Spanish Anarchist resistance to Franco.

He is the author of numerous works on anarchist history, the most important being his biography of Buenaventura Durruti which has appeared in several editions, and numerous languages.

Mark.
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Apr 13 2009 23:16

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Apr 14 2009 00:07

Very sad to hear of his passing. I loved his biography of Durruti. RIP Abel Paz, class warrior.

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Apr 14 2009 08:13

¡Abel presente!

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Apr 14 2009 23:40

links in Spanish:

alasbarricadas thread
http://www.alasbarricadas.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=41025

Interview with Abel Paz from 2005
http://www.alasbarricadas.org/noticias/?q=node/1633

Videos on the Memoria Libertaria site
http://www.memorialibertaria.org/spip.php?article1167

Los que quisieron matar a Franco
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm2cJnSyHrw&feature=related

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Apr 15 2009 01:34

bloody hell, awful news sad

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Apr 15 2009 03:37

Truly a grievous loss.

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Apr 16 2009 10:32

Homenaje a Abel Paz en
http://librairieespagnole.blogspot.com

He was my friend
Special thanks to JH