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Corporate Body - Socorro Rojo Internacional. Sección Española

Socorro Rojo Internacional. Sección Española



Corporate Body

Preferred form:

Socorro Rojo Internacional. Sección EspañolaOther forms

Fechas de Existencia:

from 1934 to 1939


International Red Aid (IRA) was an international social service organized by the Communist International in 1922, in order to function as an 'international political Red Cross', by giving assistance to communist political prisoners and by gathering the all-necessary material and humanitarian aid. It was disbanded in 1942. It sprung up as a charity organization in Spain, during the Asturian miners' strike of 1934. In the times of the Civil War, the writer Joaquín Arderías chaired the organization. Its main duties were feeding the children from the Republican area and supplying book collections to soldiers. They also made a contribution by building 275 hospitals, ambulances, and by conducting campaigns for dental hygiene.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939


Related Authorities

Chao López, Fernando (1912-2006)

Associative relations :

Espinosa Moreno, Francisco (1909-?)  ( Tiene como miembro a )

Esteban Sánchez, Marcelino (1915-?)  ( Tiene como miembro a; Delegado en el Hospital SCI )

Sanz Herrero, Genoveva (1891-?)  ( Tiene como miembro a )

External Links

Catálogo de Autoridades:


Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España


Producer of:

  • Centro Documental de la Memoria Histórica  (129)

Related documents:

  • Centro Documental de la Memoria Histórica  (174)