Investigations

Spanish Civil War Eulogy

The Case:

War traumatized Sol Fellman. He rarely discussed his Spanish Civil War experience until shortly before his death when he passed on his mementos.  

Among the documents, his son found a moving four-page eulogy titled,
“A Negro Hero Dies.”  The words reflect admiration and respect for a man named Douglas Roach. Sol fought in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade with his brother Harry, but they were separated in Spain and Harry went missing.  

Who was Douglas Roach? And what happened to Sol’s brother Harry?   

History Detectives investigates.

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Aired:
Season 9, Episode 2

Detective:
Tukufu Zuberi Location:
New York City; Lake Worth, Florida; Cape Cod, MA

More Information

International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 857-0001
http://www.icp.org/

Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
799 Broadway
Suite 341
New York, NY 10003
http://www.alba-valb.org

Tamiment Library
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 10th Floor
70 Washington Square South
(West 4th btwn LaGuardia and Greene Streets)
New York, NY 10012
http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/

Douglas Roach Eulogy

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