A historical survey of medicine in Spain during the Spanish Civil War
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2002 March; 95(3): 147–150.
The Royal Society of Medicine
by Nicholas Coni, FRCP
Emergence of Modern Genetics in Spain and the Effects of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) on Its Development
An assessment of the effects of the Spanish Civil War on the development of genetics in Spain.
Journal of the History of Biology 35: 111–148, (2002)
Dpto. Historia de la Ciencia
Instituto de Historia, CSIC
C/ Duque de Medinaceli 6
A short account of Alexander Staradolz who fought with Makhno and Durruti.
A Makhnovist in Spain
A short biography of Albert Minnig, Swiss anarchist volunteer in Spain
Albert Minnig came from a Swiss working class family, like that of his slightly older cousin Louis Walther. The fathers of their families made a living through poaching and illegal fishing, and were seen as “pirates”. Getting into trouble with the law was a common occurrence for Albert.
Victor Garcia's brief history of the Catalan libertarian youth newspaper from its founding in the civil war to its final issue.
Libcom's guide to further reading around the Spanish civil war and revolution of 1936-1939.
- Homage to Catalonia - Orwell*
- The Civil War in Spain - Broue/Themin
- Wrong Steps: Errors in the Spanish Revolution - Juan Garcia Oliver
- The Friends of Durruti Group, 1937-9 – A. Guillamon
- We, the Anarchists: A Study of the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) 1927-1937 - Stuart Christie
Wilkens, Jack (1897-1936) aka Vilkens aka Ivan aka Jaime Salan aka J Galan aka Manuel Fernandez Alvar
A short biography of the shadowy and mysterious figure of Wilkens, intrepid Spanish anarchist who was one of the first in Western Europe to offer serious criticisms of the Bolsheviks.
“He had been an Anarchist and an active fighter for long. His tragedy was that he had never been able to inspire the organisations with complete confidence in him. He lived a strange life.
A short biography of Paul Czakon, anarchist active in Upper Silesia who fought in Spain.
Paul Czakon was born on 14th July 1897 in Neider-Heiduk. He worked as a miner and fitter. Czakon was chairman of the FAUD in Beuthen (now Bytom) in Upper Silesia from 1921 and in 1930 he was one of the founders of the the Schwarzen Scharen (Black Crowds) in the region. In a house search in May 1932 the police discovered the weapons and explosives cache of the group.