Spain Still Needs Our Help

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Title

Spain Still Needs Our Help

Description

The Friends’ Service Council (FSC), a Quaker relief organization in Great Britain, published and distributed this pamphlet in 1939 after Nationalist forces had overthrown Republican Spain. Despite the change in government, the FSC, in conjunction with the AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) continued relief work to help Spanish people and refugees in need on both sides of the conflict up to 1942. Unfortunately, the infrastructure and supplies needed to provide food and milk and to support hospitals were expensive; thus relief organizations distributed pamphlets such as this one to ask for financial help. The FSC aimed to “bring material and moral help” through their relief work: materially through food and milk, and morally through their support and solidarity. Through advocacy of both material and emotional support, the FSC attempted to build “the surest foundations for peace” with altruistic deeds that promoted pacifism and protested war and violence.

Creator

JUSTIN OTTER

Source

London: Friends Service Council

Date

1939

Citation

JUSTIN OTTER, “Spain Still Needs Our Help,” Testimonies in Art & Action: Igniting Pacifism in the Face of Total War, accessed December 13, 2019, https://ds-omeka.haverford.edu/peacetestimonies/items/show/238.

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