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Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War

by Adam Hochschild,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 15, 2016

In December 1936, Joseph Selligman Jr. left Swarthmore College to enlist in the Spanish Civil War. "Please don't try to follow or catch me or anything," he told his parents. "Quit worrying," he also said. "I am in no danger." The first American to go into combat in the battle for Madrid, Selligman was shot in the head on Feb. 11, 1937.


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