Vicente Ruiz (1912-1998)....
Born 1912 - Died 15th July, 1998. Vincent Ruiz, a Spanish anarchist who
participated in the Spanish Civil War died after a long illness. Vincent was one of the last direct links that Australia's anarchists had with anarchists who participated in the anarchist inspired social revolution during the Spanish Civil War. He was cremated after a simple and moving ceremony in Melbourne on Monday. After the collapse of the Spanish Revolution he and his family lived in
exile in Algeria, Morocco and eventually arrived in Australia in 1965. The
difference between Vincent and other anarchist exiles who came to Australia
is that Vincent stayed true to the ideas of his youth and became involved in
the re-emerging Anarchist Movement in Australia. He was one of the few
anarchist refugees to this country who was able to make that transition. He
will be missed by his family and those Australian anarchists who were
infected with his enthusiasm for "the idea".
For a more extensive biography visit the Vicente Ruiz Foundation at