||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,
Harry Fisher's gripping memoir LEGACY became available on amazon.com
effective May 7th, 2011, both as a paperback and as a Kindle edition.
Its German translation, titled ÜBERGABE, has been
available since May 19th as well, also both as paperback and as a German Kindle
In Memoriam Frank Dittmeyer
German historian Frank Dittmeyer, who played a key role
in interviewing Harry Fisher in 2002 and other volunteers of the Abraham
Lincoln Batallion in 2002 and 2003, passed away on March 10th, 2010.
He was only 45.
We miss him.
Frank Dittmeyer interviewing Harry Fisher
at the Eternal Light, April 2002,
the site where the banner "Free Ernst Thaelmann" mentioned in
Comrades was put up
|Walkabout Clearwater Chorus performed in Germany
at yet another Pressefest, from June
19th thru 21st, 2009 near Dortmund. The Chorus' German friends
were happy to see them again.
|As of October 2008, we can finally look forward
to Harry Fisher's second book actually being published in the
English language soon now.
While the German translation was completed some time ago,
efforts are still being made to find a publisher here.
|The video documentary "Spanish Heavens above
America" (German title: "Spaniens Himmel über
Amerika"), completed by German film makers around
Frank Dittmeyer, Thomas Molck, Markus Adloff, and Jörg
Briese was completed in 2004.
The first public showing took place in Germany in early April
The DVD (English, German with subtitles, NTSC or
PAL) is currently no longer available (as of August 4th, 2011).
Price including S&H to the U.S. was $19.00.
Please contact us if you are
still interested in obtaining a copy of it and we will let you
know if this can be accomplished.
the whole documentary can be watched on YouTube in five parts.
|An updated version of the video documentary "The
Other America" was shown to an audience in Hamburg, Germany, on
January 28, 2004.
The "real" version of it, however, is still being worked on.
We appreciate your patience.
Harry's family and friends would like to thank everyone
who attended the May 4th, 2003 Memorial in New York City for their
kind words and thoughts. We would also like to express
our appreciation to all those who sent messages to help us
celebrate Harry Fisher's extraordinary life.
CNN reports about
“Operation Iraqi Freedom” using “embedded” correspondents and showing
little of the worldwide protests against the
aggression on Iraq. They want us to believe that 70% of the U.S.
citizens back this goddamn war. I doubt it.
One of the
“others” is our friend Harry Fisher whose fine anti-war book
“Comrades” I helped publish in
Germany two years ago. Like my
father, he wanted to relay a simple yet important message, based on
his own experience: War is never anything glorious, anything heroic
or worthwhile, but it is a bloody, stinky mess that generates new
hatred and injustice for generations to come. There are innocent
people dying and no one deems it necessary to report about their
At age 92, Harry
Fisher did not consider himself too old to keep up the fight for peace
and social justice.
Outraged and angry
about the cynical war on
Iraq, he died at yesterday’s huge
anti-war demonstration in New York City.
Stop this war and
all future ones,
German film makers Frank Dittmeyer and
Jörg Briese returned for the 2003 reunion
of the Lincoln veterans in New York City, hoping to complete their
documentary called "The Other America".
Interviews with vets Clarence Kailin, Jock Stockwell, Moe Fishman, Abe
Smorodin, and Jack Shafran were conducted.
We set up a page dedicated to German IBer
Willi Remmel on this site along with an
English summary. Willi's fate
and that of
German-American Fred Schofs were among those newly discovered after Harry
Fisher's reading tour across Germany in 2001.
John Fisher and the
Clearwater Chorus are planning to be back in Germany for the June 2003 Pressefest,
having been invited by the organizers.
Frank Dittmeyer and Joerg Briese completed their first production, a
video documentary about Harry Fisher, featuring interviews with other U.S.
It will be presented to audiences in different parts of Germany soon.
Contact the German filmmakers
Fred Schofs' documents were handed over to ALBA on May 1st, 2002
Harry Fisher successfully completed a reading tour across Germany in
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