La Mano - Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 59° 19.072 E 018° 04.872
34V E 333890 N 6579087
Quick Description: This large monument, shaped like a hand, is located adjacent to Katarinavägen on Södermalm, south of the main city center of Stockholm, Sweden.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Date Posted: 10/16/2012 9:25:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMFGC5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob
Views: 10

Long Description:
"La Mano (Spanish for 'hand') is a monument to the memory of the Swedes who died during the Spanish Civil War, most of whom fought in Thalmann Battalion. It stands on Katarinavägen on Södermalm in central Stockholm. The monument was created by artist Liss Eriksson and produced by him along with sculptor George Lange and was completed in the 1977. Lange has also made Spain map in stone on the ground next to the statue. On it are engraved the main battles, and they are mentioned in the quote on the pedestal." (visit link)

The engraving on the pedistal, in the shape of an uplifted hand, reads:

Of the 500 Swedes who in 1936-38 were fighting for democracy in Spain one third were killed. They gave their best at Madrid, Jarama, Guadalajara, Brunete, Teruel, Aragon, Ebro.

Hikers, stop - remember them with pride.

On the back of the pedistal, there is also a metal plate in Catalan, that reads:

The city of Mataró in tribute to the International Brigades.
February 1996


"Mataró is the capital and largest city of the comarca of the Maresme, in the province of Barcelona, Catalonia Autonomous Community, Spain. It is located on the Costa del Maresme, to the south of Costa Brava, between Cabrera de Mar and Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, to the north-east of Barcelona." (visit link)
Name of the revolution that the waymark is related to:
Spanish Civil War, 1936 - 1938


Adress of the monument:
Katarinavägen 8
Stockholm, Stockholm
116 20


What was the role of this site in revolution?:
This site is the capital city of Sweden, from where 500 Swedish soldiers originated, who fought in the Spanish Civil War, with one third of losing thier lives in the cause.


Link that comprove that role: [Web Link]

When was this memorial placed?: 1/1/1977

Who placed this monument?: The City of Mataró, Spain

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