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20/06/2017


NJLM
GETTING READY FOR THE 13th NJLM EVENT

The date of the next Annual Conference of NJLM was established in the last General Assembly; This will take place on Saturday, November 11th of 2017. We plan to celebrate it in Falset too, and if possible, in its Castle, a reference to the memory.

This year we will focus on the Priorat mass graves from the Spanish Civil War. Specialists directly related to the recent activities of the Democratic Memory and relevant historians are invited to the event.

Mark this day on your agenda: Saturday, November 11th. However, before that we will do other activities that may be of your interest. Please, follow the news that we keep publishing here.


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06/11/2015


NJLM
DATA UPDATING

Due to new requirements relating to recording personal information, among these being the need for an IBAN number, and normal changes that take place over time, we ask that you fill in this short form.

If you only wish to receive information emails about our activities, you can do this by selecting the box on that same form, or directly through or mailing list.

But if you prefer to fill in the form in writing, this form can be downloaded and send by post.

When we receive your membership payment, we will send you a copy of our book, "Textos per a entendre millor la Guerra Civil. No Jubilem la Memòria. (2003-2012)". Alternatively, you can download the book as a PDF from this link (About 14 MB).


 

16/02/2016


NJLM
WARM EARTH ON KINDLE

Besides the paper books, now we introduce electronic books. You knew that our Honorary President, Angela Jackson, had published Warm Earth at Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie (ISBN-13: 978-1903490310). Well, now it is available for the first time on Kindle, also.

Angela Jackson's novel Warm Earth is based on the real experiences of three women who volunteered to come to Spain to help the Republic during the Spanish Civil War. The Priorat features as one of the key locations in this dramatic and moving story.

This Electronic Book (ASIN: B01B391GLS) has a size of 4 MB and can be purchased for only 2.99 € (£2.10) at Amazon Books.

For those who prefer the classical way, there is still the paperback edition.
 


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19/11/2016


NJLM
12th ANNUAL NJLM EVENT

In November we used to do our yearly event; 2016 has not been an exception. After the hiatus of two years ago, NJLM came back with our yearly meeting and lectures at the usual dates. Now, also in remembrance of the 80th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War. This one was the Saturday 19th November, and in a very special historical building: the Castle of Falset.

The program was:
  • 17:00  Lecture 'Anticlerical violence at the beginning of the Civil War and its history', by Pere Audi Ferrer.

  • 18:00  Lecture: 'The end of the Civil War and its consequences' by Dr. Josep Sanchez Cervelló.

  • 19:00  Memories of Pere Godall, one of the last survivors of the Spanish Civil War.

  • 19:45  Performance of the choir 'Voices of the Earth'.

  • After that, a glass of wine was offered to attendees.
You can download the poster in PDF format.


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14/11/2015


NJLM
NOVEMBER 2015 EVENT

As November arrives, so come our yearly event. This year we paid a deserved tribute to the antifascist fighter and last survivor of the Ravensbrück concentration camp Neus Català, on her 100th birthday. The event took place the 14th november at Els Guiamets (Priorat). The program was:
  • 16:00 Tribute to the Republican soldiers on their grave, at Guiamets cemetery.

  •      Parade to the village with the musical band Sonsacs.

  • 16:45 Tribute to Neus Català. Polivalent Hall, Guiamets.

  •      Lecture by Elisenda Berenguer, writer of the book "Neus Català, memòria i lluita".

  •      Showing of the documentary (with subtitles in Catalan and English)
        "Els Brigadistes entre nosaltres".
         (Produced by our association and awarded with the prize Memorimage).

  •      The pianist Rosabel Bofarull played some musical pieces.

  •     Farewell
As in the past events, the hall was full of people enjoying the acts.

This poster can be downloadaed as a souvenir (A4 size, 148 kB).


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1/10/2014


NJLM
NEW HQ

This October, after ten years, NJLM is moving its office and archive from the Town Hall of Marçà to a new HQ in the centre of Falset. This new location (in the Plaça de la Quartera, number 6, 43730 Falset) has been kindly offered to us by the Town Hall of Falset.

During the move and the redecorating of this new HQ there may be some degree of inconvenience, but we hope that the change will be beneficial for all.

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22/09/2014


Textos
EXHIBITION AND BOOK PRESENTATION IN BARCELONA

On 22 of September, we presented the exhibition 'Antifascistas: British and Irish Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War' created by the International Brigade Memorial Trust, UK. 'Antifascistas' will be on show together with the NJLM exhibition, 'Preludi a l'última batalla: Les Brigades Internacionals al Priorat, 1938'.

Following the opening of the exhibitions there was a presentation of the latest NJLM book, 'Texts for a better understanding of the Spanish Civil War'.

The event took place at the UGT building, Rambla de Santa Mònica, 10, Barcelona. The exhibitions will be on show from 22 September until 30 October.

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29/08/2014


Texts
PRESENTATION OF THE LATEST NJLM BOOK AT LA TORRE DE FONTAUBELLA

A presentation of the latest NJLM book, 'Texts for a better understanding of the Spanish civil war' - a collection of the last ten years of NJLM talks - took place on Friday, 29 August at 8pm.

The presentation was well attended at the hall in La Torre, known as the 'Sala del Sindicat'. Speakers were the NJLM president, Angela Jackson, Albert Sabate, the vicepresident and Jaume Llambrich from Petropolis, who published the book.

Refreshments were enjoyed by all after the event.


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2/07/2014


Remigio
REMIGIO PERELLÓ

Sad news: On Wednesday 2 July, Remigio Perelló Vilella, the last soldier of the Republican Army from La Bisbal de Falset who fought throughout the Spanish Civil War died at the age of 97.

You may remember him at the 2009 NJLM event when he unveiled the plaque in memory of the British medical services personnel who worked in the cave during the Battle of the Ebro.

Remigio, we will remember you...

More information about Remigio can be found at the website Això va passar (It happened like this).


Remigio



 

18/06/2014


Textos
BOOK PRESENTATION AND OPENING OF EXHIBITION IN TARRAGONA

After being on display for a week in Falset, the exhibition "Antifascistas: British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War" went to the city of Tarragona. We also be presented the book, "Textos per entendre millor la Guerra Civil" (Texts for a better understanding of the Spanish Civil War). The presentation toke place on 18 June, in the Sala de Graus del Campus Catalunya (Avinguda de Catalunya, 35). The exhibition has been on display from 18th June to 4th July.

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6th/06/2014


Texts
LAUNCH OF THE NEW NJLM BOOK

At last we could achieve the aim of celebrating our tenth anniversary with a new publication: a book which collects together the majority of talks we have been given at our events during the last ten years.

The book, entitled 'Textos per entendre millor la Guerra Civil' (Texts for a better understanding of the Spanish Civil War) has been published by Petropolis, in different formats and was presented in Falset on Friday, 6 June on the first floor of the Library Salvador Estrem, Carrer de Baix, 41.
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6th/06/2014

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EXHIBITION AT THE BIBLIOTECA SALVADOR ESTREM, FALSET

In conjunction with the launch of the book celebrating the tenth anniversary of NJLM, at the same time and place, was inaugurated the exhibition "Antifascistas: British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War".

The exhibition, produced by the International Brigade Memorial Trust will remain there from 6 - 13 june, during wich time it can be viewed during the opening hours of the library. Afterwards, it will move to Tarragona (University of Rovira i Virgili) and to other locations including Barcelona, before returning to the UK.

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15th/09/2013
FIRST PART OF THE CELEBRATION

Public events of the IBMT tour relating to the Priorat and organised in collaboration with NJLM.

Saturday 21st September 2013

Visit to the Cave Hospital of La Bisbal de Falset.

11:45
  • Presentation by Duncan Longstaff, representative of IBMT.
  • Welcome from the mayor of the village, Sergi Masip, to the members of the IBMT group.
  • A brief tribute in remembrance of the Cave Hospital by Enric Masip, member of NJLM.
    Full text in catalan can be found here.
12:00
  • Restitution and re-dedication of the plaque in memory of all the British medical personnel who worked in the cave during the Battle of the Ebro by Dr. Peter Crome, son of Len Crome, chief of the International Brigade medical services.
Wednesday 25th September 2013

Cultural Centre, Cambrils (18-20, Sant Plàcid St.
  • Presentation of the event by Montserrat Flores of the Municipal Archive of Cambrils and Gerard Martí, director of the Museu de Història.
19:45
  • Duncan Longstaff of the IBMT speaks about his father, an International Brigader.
20:00
  • Introduction by Albert Sabaté (vice president of NJLM) of the documentary, 'The International Brigaders Among Us'.
  • Showing of the documentary (with subtitles in Catalan and English).
  • Closure of the event.
All was with Catalan/English and English/Catalan translation by Rachel Ritchie.

 


13th/09/2013
TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF NJLM

Our association 'No Jubilem la Memòria' has been celebrating its 10th anniversary. In 2003 the group was founded with the aim of recovering the historical events and memories of the period relating to the Second Republic and the Spanish civil war in the Priorat region. The varied activities that NJLM has brought to fruition during this time have helped to bring about a broader and deeper understanding of the complexities of those times, characterised by the fight for justice and liberty.

One of the projects that has contributed greatly to the achievement of our objectives has been the annual events organised by the association. This year, we commemorate the ten years since our foundation with different activities from now until the end of the year. The first part of our celebration toke the form of a collaboration between NJLM and the 'International Brigade Memorial Trust' (IBMT). This British group organised a tour from the 21-25th September 2013 in memory of the International Brigaders who fought in the Battle of the Ebro. NJLM participated in the planning of this tour, run by the IBMT, collaborating in the organisation of the public events that are related to the Priorat region.

The second part of the celebration of our tenth anniversary will take place towards the end of of this year. The main event will be the presentation of a book that encompasses the ten years of 'No Jubilem la Memòria'. The text includes the majority of themes, lectures, talks and debates that have been covered during our annual events. A programme will be planned around this presentation; the dates will be confirmed in the near future.


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04/02/2013


Reus



EXHIBITION AT REUS


Monday February 4th was presented at the Centre de Lectura de Reus the exhibition "Prelude of the Last Battle" and the book with the same title edited by us. Both were introduced by Joaquim Besora, of the Democratic Memorial, and our president, Angela Jackson. The exhibition was kept open until February 28th.

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06/05/2010


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"Las mujeres británicas y la Guerra Civil Española"


The translation into Spanish of Angela Jackson's book, 'British Women and the Spanish Civil War' is now available.

Please see the Spanish or Catalan pages of this website for more information. The ISBN is 978-84-370-7755-0.





7/11/2009


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VI Annual Event

Saturday, 7th November

La Bisbal de Falset, Priorat (Tarragona)

At the Cave of Santa Llúcia
(1,5 km from La Bisbal de Falset in the direction of La Palma d'Ebre)


12.00 Unveiling of a plaque in memory of the British medical services personnel who worked in the cave during the Battle of the Ebro.
  • Welcome from the mayor of La Bisbal de Falset. Speakers to include representatives from the International Brigade Memorial Trust and the Catalan Government.

  • Display of medical services equipment and personnel by the members of the "Sanidad" division of the re-enactment group "The Army of the Ebro".

  • Songs by Xavier
12.30 A toast to peace and refreshments.

Restaurant Cal Trucafort, La Bisbal de Falset

14.00 Fraternity lunch (only for those with reservations)

In La Bisbal de Falset

16.00 Exhibitions

At the Ateneu Theatre:
  • "La Maternitat d'Elna": large exhibition about a maternity centre founded by a Swiss nurse for Republican refugee mothers and their babies in France after the war.
  • "Prelude to the Last Battle": The International Brigades in the Priorat, 1938. English text available.
Carrer la Palma, 13 (opposite the Town Hall/Casal)
  • "Això va passar: la guerra civil a la Bisbal de Falset 1936-1939": An exhibition about the civil war in the village (English text available).
16.30 Presentation of the two exhibitions at the Ateneu Theatre.

17.00 Parallel lectures in English and Catalan:
  • At the Town Hall/Casal: An illustrated talk by Angela Jackson, "Aftermath of Civil War: The British Perspective on the Internment Camps in France"

  • At the Ateneu Theatre: Lecture by Assumpta Montellà, author of the book "La Maternitat d'Elna. Bressol dels exiliats".
18.30 The award-winning documentary by Oriol Porta:

Hollywood contra Franco / A War in Hollywood

followed by closure and refreshments.


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