Home of Che Guevara
22.05.2010 - 22.05.2010 18 °C
Che Guevaras old family home is now a museum in Alta Gracia and from the visitors book its obvious that people come from all over the world to visit. The house is modest and although it is samll it contains many family photographs and relics of his life. We were given an English guide book containing translations of some of the letters he had sent to his family and to others such as his felow revolutionary Fidel Castro.
Che Guevara for me is one of those iconic figures from my youth. I remember many people wore Che badges with the famousphotograph of him in his beret. ( or was that just me?). Now I'm not sure about the Marxist ideology but the ideas that maybe still hold true is his fight against injustice wherever that might be. Healso held true to his beliefs. After the succesful revolution in Cuba Guevara was given various Ministerial Posts and I'm sure he could have lived his days in Cuba in relative prosperity but instead he chose to continue his own personal fight. In a letter to his children he made it obvious that he knew the probable consequences of that decision as he foretold of his death in the cause of the revolutiion against injustice.
Whatever your thoughts about his ideas there is no doubting his commitment.