We mourn the death of Hans Landauer, the last Austrian International Brigade volunteer and member of the Ernst Thälmann Battalion in Spain. Hans died on 19 July 2014 at the age of 93. Following his return from Spain he was arrested by the Gestapo in Vienna and imprisoned at the Dachau concentration camp. and remained a lifelong anti-fascist.
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One of Spain’s leading campaigners for justice for the tens of thousands of victims of Franco’s dictatorship will address the annual commemoration this Saturday (5 July 2014) for the British volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War as part of the legendary International Brigades.
Video report (9.41 mins) by Marshall Mateer of the IBMT’s conference on artists ‘Taking Sides’ on the Spanish Civil War held in Manchester on 1 March. Separate videos of all four lectures will be posted on the IBMT’s YouTube site in due course. Pictured here are speakers (clockwise from top) Carl-Henrik Bjerstrom, Jane Rogoyska, Valentine Cunningham, Carmen Herrero and Mary Vincent (chair).
The IBMT’s 'Antifascistas' exhibition, plus new audio-visual material, is now on permanent display at the Newhaven Fort Second World War visitors’ centre in Sussex. See www.newhavenfort.org.uk for opening times and admission charges.