This famous   photo shows  17 year old Maria Jinesta, a member of the Juventudes communists (or communist youth), standing  on the roof of the Colón hotel in Barcelona on July 21, 1936  -  just a few  days into the Spanish revolution (1936-39) against Franco’s military coup.

Maria Jinesta died  this week in Paris. She was 94.

The photograph was  taken by  Juan Guzman ( who was born Hans Gutmann in Germany). He was tragically killed by Franco's anti-communist  death squads in 1938.


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