Havana, May 10 – The historical patrimony of the Cuban Revolution is essential in the battle that takes place today to face the attempts to divert the reality of the island, affirmed Abel Prieto, advisor to President Raúl Castro.
In statements to Prensa Latina, Prieto said that is not possible to think about the recent history without making reference to the Historical Affairs Office of the State Council of Cuba, after 50 years of conserving and promoting the historical patrimony of the Revolution.
He praised the work of this institution which treasures objects, documents, letters, among other historical materials, all of them related to the revolutionary process in Cuba and the insurgent fight.
The office celebrates its anniversary today as a tribute to Celia Sánchez, founder of this institution, guerrilla fighter and loyal collaborator of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.
Prieto recalled that this file first started in the backpack of Celia Sánchez, where she kept the first documents, including a report written by Fidel Castro on May 13, 1958.
He said the fighter was way ahead of her time when she came up with the idea of preserving Cuban memories in the moments when Cuba changed the course of its history and was refounded as a nation, and stressed that currently there is a widespread heritage awareness.
According to the director of the Office of Historic Affairs, Eugenio Suárez, in the center there are printed documents, photo library, sound recordings, museum object collections, video library, and newspaper archives.
He said that at present they are working on the conservation of documents of the July 26th Movement, papers related to the Rebel Army, the facts of the assault on the Moncada military heaquarters and the underground struggle.
Regarding the promotion of contents, he said that the Chair of Studies Celia Sánchez Manduley, where debates on the insurgent fight are held, and the Bulletin Revolution were created and are distributed in electronic format.
Source: Prensa Latina