Wisconsin born and educated, resistance fighter during World War II with the Red Orchestra Movement.
For more information about the life of Mildred Fish Harnack, consult the following resources:
- Mildred Fish Harnack collection hosted by the UW Digital Collections Center.
- Wisconsin’s Nazi Resistance: The Mildred Fish Harnack Story produced by Wisconsin Public Television.
- Brysac, Shareen Blair. Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Resisting Hitler focuses on Mildred Fish Harnack’s and her husband’s resistance to the Nazis.
- Nelson, Anne. Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler. New York: Random House, 2000. Red Orchestra examines the circle of friends who resisted Adolf Hitler. It chronicles the lives of Greta Kuckhoff and Mildred Fish-Harnack. Both women were University of Wisconsin students.
- The cultural center of Jewish life in Milwaukee, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee has a traveling exhibit Mildred Fish Harnack: The Story of a Wisconsin Woman’s Resistance.
Exhibit originally prepared by Jenifer Ihde for the University Archives (2001).