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A Prague Tragedy – the desecration of the memorial of Marshal Konev

3. April 2020

While all over the world – despite the Corona pandemic – the memory of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Europe from fascism and war is kept alive, commemorating the victims and honoring the liberators of the anti-Hitler coalition, a Prague district government is indulging in a political scandal that cannot be surpassed in …

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Greek Resistance fighter Manolis Glezos died at the age of 97

30. März 2020

With deep sorrow, we have to inform, the Greek resistance fighter Manolis Glezos died on Monday at the age of 97 years. He had previously been hospitalized because he had difficulty breathing and chest pain. Glezos was politically active until his old age.
He had become known to a broad public when, together with Apostolos Sandas, …

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Message from Vilmos Hanti, President of FIR, on the present epidemic situation

30. März 2020

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Today, amid a volatile and unpredictable global situation, our vulnerable world is facing an unprecedented new challenge, the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading accross the world uncontained and has a deep impact on the everyday life of ordinary citizens.
This time, joining forces at a global level against this invisible enemy of our civilization has become …

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Obituary Ilya S. Kremer (Russia)

23. März 2020

It is with deep sorrow that we must announce the death of our long-time comrade and member of the Honorary Presidency Ilya Semyonovich Kremer. He died March 23, 2020 in Moscow at the age of 98.
Ilja fought in the ranks of the soviet army in the great Patriotic War and participated in the liberation of …

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Corona virus and international antifascist work

14. März 2020

With large concern, the FIR and its member federations pursue the current spreading of the Corona virus in Europe. We are not only concerned about the health aspects seizing the entire society, but because this pandemic affects in various forms the anti-fascist and remembrance work of the FIR and all member federations.
Since this week in …

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27 January 1945 – 75 years ago the Auschwitz death camp was liberated

25. Januar 2020

On 27 January 1945, the 60th Army of the First Ukrainian Front whose Commander-in-Chief was Marshal I.S. Konev, succeeded in liberating the Auschwitz extermination camp.
Auschwitz stands until today as a symbol for the incomprehensible monstrosity of the fascist extermination policy. Between the summer of 1940 and January 1945, more than 1.3 million people from all …

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(Deutsch) 27. Januar 1945 – vor 75 Jahren wurde das Vernichtungslager Auschwitz befreit

25. Januar 2020

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Am 27. Januar 1945 gelang es der 60. Armee der I. Ukrainischen Front, deren Oberkommandierender Marschall I.S. Konew war, das Vernichtungslager Auschwitz zu …

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Successful congress of FIR in Reggio Emilia

5. Dezember 2019

“Together with today’s generations, we preserve the legacy of the fighters and persecuted, we fight against neo-fascism, racism and the roots of fascism, and for democracy, humanism, social justice and “a new world of peace and freedom.” This was the message of the XVIII regular congress of the International federation of Resistance Fighters (FIR), held …

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(Deutsch) Erfolgreicher Kongress der FIR in Reggio Emilia

5. Dezember 2019

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“Gemeinsam mit den heutigen Generationen bewahren wir das Erbe der Kämpfer und Verfolgten, kämpfen gegen Neofaschismus, Rassismus und die Wurzeln des Faschismus, für …

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The FIR in preparation for its XVIII regular congress

13. November 2019

From 29 November to 1 December 2019, the XVIII regular congress of FIR will take place in Reggio Emilia. Three years after the Prague congress, the member federations will make a balance of the political work and the changes of the framework conditions. The three core messages of FIR work are: “Never again war!”, “Never …

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