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Andreu Nin

 
 
Andreu Nin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
1. Andreu Nin Marker
Inscription.  
(Catalan:)

"Aqui, el 16 de juny de 1937,
els seus companys veiérem per
darrera vega da Andreu Nin (1892-1937),
Secretari Polític del P.O.U.M.,
Lluitador pel Socialisme i la Llibertat,
Víctima de L'Stalinisme.

Els Seus Companys

Barcelona, 16 de juny del 1983"

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(English translation:)

Here on the 16th of June, 1937, Andreu Nin (1892-1937) was seen for the last time by his companions. Nin was the Political Secretary of the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification, a fighter for Socialism and Liberty, and a victim of Stalinism.
 
Erected 1983 by Els Seus Companys.
 
Location. 41° 23.062′ N, 2° 10.267′ E. Marker is in Barcelona, Catalonia, in Barcelonès. Marker is on Rambla de Canaletes, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rambla de Canaletes, 130, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roman Sepulchral Way and Vila de Madrid Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Rómulo Gallegos (about 90 meters away, measured

Andreu Nin Marker - wide view, looking north on La Rambla image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
2. Andreu Nin Marker - wide view, looking north on La Rambla
in a direct line); "La Solidaridad" (about 150 meters away); Antoni Tàpies i Puig (about 150 meters away); Portaferrissa - La "Porta Ferriça" / Portaferrissa - The Iron Gate (about 150 meters away); Lluís Millà i Reig (1921-2005) (about 150 meters away); Antoni Campillo i Matheu (about 180 meters away); Scala Dei (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barcelona.
 
Also see . . .
1. Andrés Nin Pérez (Wikipedia). "Andreu Nin Pérez (4 February 1892 – 20 June 1937), was a Spanish communist politician. On June 17, 2013, 76 years after his death, the Parliament of Catalonia officially paid homage to him and his work on politics with special emphasis to his work as the first Justice Minister of Catalonia." (Submitted on October 15, 2019.) 

2. Vanishing act: The mysterious disappearance of Andreu Nin (barcelona-metropolitan.com, 6/1/2018). "During the ‘May Days’ of 1937, as chronicled in George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia (1938), the POUM were blamed for the street fighting that erupted among left-wing groups in Barcelona. The government declared the POUM an illegal party
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and the pro-Stalinist Communist parties began a violent campaign against them. On June 16th, 1937, Nin was arrested near La Rambla, and was never to be seen again by his comrades....The fate of the POUM leader was not revealed until the Nineties when Moscow archives were opened to Spanish researchers for a brief time. A file was found stating that Nin had been handed over to the NKVD (predecessors of the KGB) and tortured to death in a Soviet-controlled encampment outside Madrid." (Submitted on October 15, 2019.) 

3. Andres Nin (Spartacus International). (Submitted on October 15, 2019.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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