Yugoslav Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Research Paper Series of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe No.4

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This publication chronicles the involvement of nearly 2,000 Yugoslav volunteers who joined this heroic struggle to fight fascism in Spain as Europe increasingly slid towards total war. Drawing upon unpublished archival documents, interviews, memoirs, and contemporary newspapers, Yugoslav Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War recounts the dangerous journey of Yugoslav volunteers to Spanish battlefields, the military and political conflicts they faced, their experience in French internment camps, and their final return to their homeland to fight in the ranks of Tito’s Partisan forces.

Vjeran Pavlaković (1974) is an assistant professor in the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Rijeka, and holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Washington.