Friends of the IISH - Spanish Civil War Meeting

Event, 30 June 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands

This year it is 80 years ago that the Spanish Civil War started. The IISH preserves an extensive collection on the Spanish Civil War. Hence the Friends of the IISH organise their 33rd meeting on this topic. People who are not Friends are also cordially invited to join this meeting.


14.30-14.45 Coffee/Tea
14.45-15.00 Private Meeting (Friends only)

15.00-15.05 Short welcome
15.05-16.05 (choice of 2 programs )
1. Presentation of highlights from recent acquisitions of the International Institute of Social History
2. Tour behind the scenes of the Institute where one gets to see documents about the Spanish Civil War

16.05-16.15 Break

16.15-17.15 Program about the Spanish Civil War

  • Yvonne Scholten gives a presentation about biographies of Dutch volunteers
  • Eric de Ruijter will present the website with biographies of Dutch volunteers
  • Almudena Rubio will show a collection of digitized CNT photos that deal mainly with the social battle behind the frontlines
  • Rudolf de Jong will inform us about aid to Spain in the form of individual support and larger assistance programs
  • Presentation of an excerpt from a recently digitized documentary with interviews about the Spanish Civil War

17.15-18.00 Drinks with tapas and 'sorpresa'.

We warmly invite you to attend this meeting.
Kindly register via or 020-6685866.