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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cuba: Meaningful Family Photo Album Donated to Museum

Santiago de Cuba, Mar 14.- A photo album of the symbolic assault on the Moncada Garrison in this city on July 26, 1974, was donated to the museum located in the former military fortress attacked by Fidel Castro and revolutionary rebels in 1953.

The album, which belonged to Celia Hart Santamaria, was donated, as result of a family decision, to the museum that keeps the historic memory of that moment.

Celia, daughter of Haydee Santamaria, one of the two women participating in the assault, and Armando Hart, a legendary revolutionary fighter, died in a car accident. This album was kept by her as one of her dearest relics from her childhood.

The album contains snapshots with her parents in Granjita Siboney, the place where the attackers hid before the assault, and school scarves with greeting messages and signed by Commander of the Revolution Juan Almeida Bosque and Melba Hernandez, who participated in the attack.

There are photos of the face of his maternal uncle Abel Santamaría, second chief of the military assault on the Cuartel Garrison, during the morning of the Santa Ana and the Santiago Carnival, which stand as another significant graphic symbols.

It also treasures press clippings about the event and with her mother's iconic image and Hernandez in prison, as a result of the action that marked the beginning of the last stage of insurrection against the regime of Fulgencio Batista. (Prensa Latina).


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