International Annual Meeting of the KFSR August 25th – 27th, 2023 in Berlin

Dear friends,

our international annual meeting will take place from 25th till 27th August 2023.

The theme will be: “The XII. International Brigade – the Defenders of Freedom Have Answered the Call of the Threatened Republic.”

There will again be interesting lectures on this topic, and our exhibition will be expanded to include information on the XII. Brigade.

We hope to welcome many members and friends of the KFSR, both from Germany and from abroad.

On Friday and Saturday our events will take place at: Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, 10243 Berlin (FMP1) in the Neues Deutschland-building.

If you have any questions, please contact me:
Postal address: Andrée Mergen, Am Steinberg 52, 13086 Berlin
PC-Fax: 032121612450

On behalf of the board of the KFSR
Andrée Mergen

(Participant fees 25,00 € – incl. non-alcoholic drinks and snacks for Friday and Saturday – and 16,00 € for the evening buffet on Sunday at “La Boheme”.
Everyone pays for their barbecue directly at the grill.
On Sunday, coffee, tea and cake can be bought at “La Boheme” during the break)

I am looking for an inexpensive hotel/hostel.


Program of the Annual Meeting KFSR 2023 (subject to change)

“The XII. International Brigade – the Defenders of Freedom Have Answered the Call of the Threatened Republic”

Friday, August 25th 2023 – Franz-Mehring-Platz 1 – Münzenbergsaal

• 19:30 p.m. Opening of the exhibition (extended to include the XII. Brigade)
• Welcoming speeches by the international guests

Saturday, August 26th 2023 – Franz-Mehring-Platz 1 – Münzenbergsaal

• 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lecture “XII. IB under Lukács and Regler” (Abel, Wittstock)
• 12:00 p.m. – 14:00 p.m. Lunch break
• 14:00 p.m. – 16:00 p.m. Lecture „The Garibaldinis“- from the battalion to the Brigade”
• 16.30 p.m. – 17:30 p.m. Q&A and open discussion groups
• 17:30 p.m. – 19:00 p.m. Barbecue in the courtyard
• 19:00 p.m. – 21:00 p.m. Concert of Tino Eisenbrenner
(€10 admission for guests who only attend the concert)

Sunday, August 27th 2023 – Café „La Bohéme“– Winsstraße 12; 10405 Berlin

• 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. General assembly of members and election meeting
• 15:00 p.m. – 16:30 p.m. Rally at the Spanish Monument honoring the international
fighters for the Spanish Republic 1936 -1939
(Berlin Friedrichshain )
• 17:00 p.m. – 22:00 p.m. Closing event with ab evening buffet, farewell to the
international guests.

If you need the registration form in your language, please contact Andrée Mergen.

Redaktion KFSR

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