80 Years of the German annexation of Austrian – Never forget!

11. März 2018

These days we have to remember the political and military occupation of Austria by the German Wehrmacht on March 12, 1938. After resign of Bundeskanzler Schuschnigg, he was a right wing politician, forced by Austrian Nazi-groups one could see swastika-banners in several Austrian cities and the German Wehrmacht crossed the border.
The “Anschluss” marked the final …

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75 years “White Rose” – FIR remembers the German antifascist resistance

11. Februar 2018

In all from German fascism and its allies occupied countries, resistance fight is well known. Also in fascist Germany one can find resistance groups they sacrificed their life for freedom and peace. One of the most popular groups is the clandestine student group “White Rose” at the Munich University.
The members of the group came together …

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75th Anniversary of the victory of Stalingrad

1. Februar 2018

On February 2, 2018 the International Federation of the Resistance fighters (FIR) – Association of Anti-fascists celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Red Army’s victory of Stalingrad. The way to Stalingrad was signed by murdering, homicide, exploitation, suppression and destruction – done by German fascism and its allied. Coventry, Rotterdam, Warsaw and Belgrade are the …

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Fascism is not an opinion, but a crime!

27. Januar 2018

The International Federation of Resistance Fighters (FIR) – Antifascist Association and its member federations commemorate every year the January 27, 1945, the Liberation-Day of extermination camp Auschwitz by soldiers of the Red Army. To remember the end, it is also needed to face the beginning and the roots of these crimes. That is why we …

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(Deutsch) FIR würdigt ihren Präsidenten Vilmos Hanti zum 60. Geburtstag

16. Januar 2018

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FIR condems the desecration of Soviet memorial in Plovdiv

11. November 2017

In a letter to the president of the Bulgarian Antifascist Union Simeon Ignatov FIR underlined its solidarity:
Today we received the information that in the city of Plovdiv the well-known monument of the Soviet soldier – to the liberator «Alesha» – was desecrated by neo-fascists. These barbarians left swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on the walls.
We condemn …

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Meeting with Auschwitz Survivors in Kassel

15. Juni 2017

At a ceremony for the opening of a statue commemorating Auschwitz during documenta14 –time in Kassel (Germany) representatives of FIR met with Auschwitz-survivors. FIR-Vice-president Christos Tzintsilonis, accompanied by Aristomenis Syngelakis, Marian Turski (International Auschwitz Committee, Poland), Albina Moimas (Italy) and General Secretary of FIR Ulrich Schneider. Ulrich Schneider took in this ceremony the floor for …

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Lidice will be a memorial forever!

3. Juni 2017

75 years ago the village was destroyed by the Wehrmacht and SS
The International Federation of Resistance Fighters (FIR) – Association of anti – fascists commemorates the 75th anniversary of the crimes of the German occupation troops against the Czech civilian population.
75 years ago, on 10 June 1942 German troops murdered in Czechoslovakia in the village …

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Lidice wird für immer ein Mahnmal bleiben!

3. Juni 2017

Vor 75 Jahren wurde der Ort durch Wehrmacht und SS zerstört Die Internationale Föderation der Widerstandskämpfer (FIR) – Bund der Antifaschisten erinnert anlässlich des 75. Jahrestages an das Verbrechen der deutschen Besatzungstruppen gegen die tschechische Zivilbevölkerung. Vor 75 Jahren, am 10.Juni 1942 ermordeten deutsche Truppen in der Tschechoslowakei in dem 500-Einwohner-Dorf Lidice rund 20 Kilometer …

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80 years ago: Guernica – a “breach of civilisation”

17. April 2017

The International Federation of Resistance Fighters (FIR) – Association of Antifascists and their member associations in more than 25 countries of Europe and Israel recall the 80th anniversary of the criminal bombing of the Basque city of Guernica on 26 April 1937 by the German “Legion Condor”.
This attack on an undefended city has been a …

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