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Mildred Fish, 1923Mildred Fish Harnack was a Wisconsin native and UW-Madison graduate, executed by the Nazis in 1943 for her association with the Red Orchestra, a German anti-Hitler resistance movement. This collection of materials documents her time at UW Madison and through photographs, documents, writing samples, and correspondence between Mildred and her husband, Arvid Harnack, also executed by the Nazis. This collection was created from materials selected for display at UW Madison Memorial Library in Fall 2010, celebrating Mildred Fish Harnack. The UW Madison Division of International Studies hosts the Mildred Fish Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture on campus each fall: http://international.wisc.edu/research-and-awards/mildred-fish-harnack/.

For more information about Mildred Fish Harnack, the UW Madison Archives hosts a timeline detailing Mildred’s life, time at UW Madison and participation in anti-Hitler movement at http://www.library.wisc.edu/archives/exhibits/exhibits-and-special-projects/honoring-mildred-fish-harnack/

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Fish Family, 1917