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Hilda Bell Roberts, anti-fascist
Published Feb 4, 2010 9:38 PM
Hilda Bell Roberts
Hilda Bell Roberts, born in 1915 and raised in Philadelphia of immigrant
parents, a lifelong progressive activist and a volunteer nurse in the Abraham
Lincoln Brigade during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War fighting against fascist
dictator Francisco Franco, passed away in the San Francisco Bay Area last Sept.
23. On Jan. 29, in her honor the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
held a special showing of the Academy Award-nominated documentary film,
“Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln
Following the film there was a special advance showing of a portion of a 1986
interview with Hilda from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade archives. Hilda, who
lived in Berkeley, has already been greatly missed at local progressive rallies
and demonstrations, which she had continued to participate in until the very
last few months of her life, despite suffering from a very rare form of blood
cancer that affected her mobility and ability to remember but against which she
waged a courageous struggle.
Hilda Bell Roberts, ¡Presente!
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