Goodbye to Carmen de Zulueta
“Given a prodigious memory, distilled after her retirement as a teacher in the United States, in a handful of beautiful books, her memories of Madrid in the first third of the 15th century, with her attending the advent of the Republic at the age of 1916, was recorded forever. She evoked the times of her beloved Institute-School, one of the pieces of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza, the «Insti», the great educational project of Francisco Giner de los Ríos, of which she was an eminent representative: a type of honest Spaniards to the letter, exquisitely educated, with a vocation for public service and integrity, reformists, convinced that the development of the country passed through the example and the improvement of teaching, a vital and philosophical project that the Civil War cut short forever. Carmen de Zulueta, born in Madrid in XNUMX, daughter of the illustrious journalist, pedagogue and diplomat Luis de Zulueta, died last Saturday in her beloved New York, the city in which she found herself, of a stroke.
Excerpts from an article by Alfonso Armada in the ABC newspaper.