Lecture: Irene Filip „Die Rettung der Fahne der 11. Internationalen Brigade“
1,400 Austrian volunteers of the International Brigade—34 of them women—defended the Spanish Republic against the coup-staging military under Franco in the years 1936–1939. The flag of the 11th International Brigade was handed over to the battalion “February 12” for their efforts.
Two women resistance fighters took part in saving the flag, bringing it via France and Yugoslavia to Vienna..
Irene Filip, head of the Spanish Civil War Archive of the Document Centre of Austrian Resistance, will introduce these female resistance fighters in short biographies and photo documents during her presentation and retrace the arduous and at times life-threatening journey of the flag under the conditions of illegality.
An event in the scope of the exhibition „Genosse. Jude – Wir wollten nur das Paradies auf Erden“, which runs until May 1, 2018 at the Jewish Museum Vienna
An event to mark the occasion of International Women’s Day
Advance booking requested: Tel.: +43 1 535 04 31-110 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free admission from 6:15 p.m.
Photo (c) Zentrales Parteiarchiv der KPÖ, Wien