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Fred Schofs
Willi Remmel
  Harry Fisher  was one of about 2,800 U.S. volunteers who went to fight in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War.
The commitment they made there keeps inspiring and encouraging people around the world to continue the good fight for a better world, peace, and justice.


























This site is dedicated to the life of our friend and comrade, the late U.S. vet Harry Fisher and his fine anti-war-book

Comrades - Tales of a Brigadista in the Spanish Civil War

Comrades - Bericht eines US-Interbrigadisten im spanischen Bürgerkrieg

Camaradas, relatos de un brigadista en la guerra civil española

Harry Fisher in Berlin, April 9, 2001
Photograph courtesy Gabriele Senft

An outstanding book was published in the U.S. back in 1997, Harry Fisher's Comrades - Tales of a Brigadista in the Spanish Civil War. In it, the author describes his experience as a young member of the Abraham-Lincoln-Brigade in the Spanish Civil War.  Back in the early 1950s, Steve Nelson's classic "The Volunteers" ("Die Freiwilligen") had been published in the German Democratic Republic in both the German and English languages, however, close to nothing could be found on this subject here ever since.  Thus, little is known about the fact that 3,000 volunteers from the United States, too, tried to defeat fascism and to defend democracy in Spain. 

Finally, the German version of Harry Fisher's excellent autobiographic documentation was released, published by Pahl-Rugenstein Verlag Nachfolger GmbH, available since March 2001, just in time for the authors' 90th birthday.  65 years after the International Brigades were formed, interested German readers considered themselves honored to get to know both this wonderful book and its author, as they welcomed Harry Fisher to Germany in April, 2001.  Another short visit to Germany followed in June 2001.

In October 2001, the Spanish edition of this fine book was released, translated by Juan Maria Gomez.

Harry Fisher continued his work and completed the manuscript for his second book in late 2002.

On March 22, 2003, right after attending the big anti-war demonstration in New York City, Harry Fisher died of a heart attack.

We miss him.

This one world of ours needs more people like Harry.  Now more than ever.
Let's keep up the fight, his fight.

Photograph Courtesy Jörg Briese


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