Gert Hoffmann 1917-2014

Post date: 11/07/2014


We mourn the passing of Austrian International Brigader Gert Hoffmann, who died on 9 July 2014, one month after his 97th birthday.


He was a veteran of the Ernst Thälmann Battalion of the XI International Brigade.


A family statement said: “His deepest wish was that we never forget the fallen, and that we follow their example in the struggle for justice and peace, and against all forms of fascism.”


Below: Gert Hoffmann with Spanish school students on a visit to the Mauthausen concentration camp in 2011.



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