Student honors 1930s anti-fascist war hero, ‘the best of us’

August 21, 2019

Milton Zerman, an undergraduate history major, is raising funds for a plaque commemorating Robert Merriman, a Berkeley Ph.D. student who volunteered for and died in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Merriman was one of at least 10 Berkeley students — and some 2,800 U.S. citizens — who voluntarily fought in the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War to defend the Spanish government against rebels backed by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

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