Tamara Bunke

Tamara Bunke
1937 - 1967
Tamara Bunke  German Agent

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German Agent Tamara Bunke was born Haydée Tamara Bunke Bider on 19th November, 1937 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and passed away on 31st Aug 1967 Vado del Yeso, Puerto Mauricio, in the Rio Grande of Bolivia aged 29. She is most remembered for The only woman to fight alongside Marxist guerrillas under Che Guevara in Bolivia.. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

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First Name Tamara
Last Name Bunke
Full Name at Birth Haydée Tamara Bunke Bider
Alternative Name Tania, ''Tania la Guerrillera''
(given by Fidel Castro), Haydee Tamara “Tania” Bunke, ''Laura Gutiérrez Bauer''
(secret agent name for Bolivia campaign), Tania the Guerrilla, ''Laura Gutiérrez''
(secret agent name for Bolivia campaign), ''Bauer''
(secret agent name for Bolivia campaign), Ita, Vittoria Pancini, Haydee Gonzalez, Maria Aguilera, Laura Martine, Marta Iriarte, Tania Bunke, Guerrilla Tania, Comrade Tamara
Age 29 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th November, 1937
Birthplace Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died 31st August, 1967
Place of Death Vado del Yeso, Puerto Mauricio, in the Rio Grande of Bolivia
Cause of Death Shot through the arm and lung by Captain Vargas in ambush during the 'Bolivian Insurgency' (1966–1967)
Buried Che Guevara MausoleumSanta Clara, Cuba
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Bright blue eyes..., Tall & slim frame..., ''She was an expert guitarist, singer & poet''..., ''She was a physically attractive, charismatic & cultured girl as well as good in sports''...
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity White
Nationality German
High School Clara Zetkin Senior High School in East Germany [1956]
University Humboldt University in East Berlin (Political Science) [195?], University of Havana in Cuba [1959]
Occupation Text Marxist revolutionary, Cuban spy & double agent, journalist, Stasi translator, guerrilla fighter & strategist, poet
Occupation Agent
Claim to Fame The only woman to fight alongside Marxist guerrillas under Che Guevara in Bolivia.
Music Genre (Text) Pro Cuban Revolution & fomenting many Latin American revolutionary movements., Inspired by the Cuban Revolution., Inspired by personal meeting with Che Guevara, Pro South American folk music., Pro uprising against the US-backed La Paz Bolivian goverment., Inspired by ardent patriotism or the thrill of danger.
Year(s) Active 1960-1960 (meeting: Bunke met the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara for the first time at the age of 23 during Cuban trade visit to the East German city of Leipzig), 1951-1951 (attended: The World Festival of Youth and Students in Vienna, Prague, Moscow & finally Havana, Cuba), 1955-1967 (joined: Socialist Unity Party of Germany, The Free German Youth (FGY) division), ????-???? (joined: The World Federation of Democratic Youth), ????-???? (translator: for The FGY's International Department), 1960-1960 (official interpreter & assistant: to Che Guevara during East Germany trade visit in Leipzig, Germany), 1961-1961 (emigrated: to Havana, Cuba), 1961-???? (voluntary worker in Cuba: as a teacher and home & school builder in the countryside), 1998-1998 (remains were identified and moved to Cuba in 1998, currently in Santa Clara), ????-???? (declared a hero of the Cuban Revolution), ????-???? (trained: in East German and Soviet intelligence), 1953-???? (member: The Society for Sport and Technology (GST))
Instrument (text) Guitar, Vocalist, Accordion
Associated Acts Socialist Unity Party of Germany, The Free German Youth (FGY) division, The World Festival of Youth and Students, The World Federation of Democratic Youth, The FGY's International Department, The Stasi
(East Germany), The Society for Sport and Technology (GST)
Favorite People Che Guevara (hero), Ciro Bustos (military comrade), Fidel Castro (hero), Honorato Rojas (military commander), Horst Jäkel (school classmate), Juan Vitalio Acuña Nuñez (military commander), Mario Martínez Älvarez (husband briefly to obtain Bolivian citizenship), Nadia Bider (mother), Olaf Bunke (brother), Régis Debray (French military comrade)
Favorite Bands Folk music of South America
Favorite Places Latin America, Havana, Cuba, Moscow, Russia, Prague, Czech Republic, Vienna, Austria, Leipzig, Germany, Bolivia, South America, Argentina, South America

Haydée Tamara Bunke Bider (November 19, 1937 – August 31, 1967), better known as Tania or Tania the Guerrilla, was an Argentine-born East German communist revolutionary and spy who played a prominent role in the Cuban government after the Cuban Revolution and in various Latin American revolutionary movements. She fought alongside Marxist guerrillas under Che Guevara during the Bolivian Insurgency (1966–1967) where she was killed in an ambush by CIA-assisted Bolivian Army Rangers.

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