Wednesday, April 19, 2006

International Physicians For The Prevention Of Nuclear War To Host Stellar Berlin Fundraiser For Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Disaster Survivors

The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), in cooperation with the Berlin Philharmonic Society, will be hosting a fundraising concert at the famed Berlin Philharmonie on April 24, 2006, at 8 PM, for survivors of the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station melt-down; the worst single-event manmade catastrophe in human history. That radioactivity releasing event, twenty years ago on April 26, 1986, still plagues tens of thousands of Europeans, especially tens of thousands of developmentally-disabled and challenged children in Belarus, Ukraine, and the Western Russian Federation.

The distinguished line-up of European musicians and speakers includes Grammy winning German baritone Thomas Quasthoff singing Gustav Mahler's poignant song-cycle on the theme of the untimely death of children, "Kindertotenlieder", and Belarus author Swetlana Alexijewitsch reading from her "Chernobyl - a chronicle of the future".

The concert is being recorded by the European Broadcasting Union for transmission on Deutschlandradio Kultur and other international stations on April 27, 2006.

The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), is a non-partisan international grouping of medical organisations dedicated to the abolition of the nuclear threat. Their work has been recognised with the 1984 UNESCO Peace Prize, and the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.

Please see the "On An Overgrown Path" blogsite for fuller, completely linked, details:,1/


Also see the New York-based Chernobyl Children's Project International for an additional web-based donation opportunity:

Berlin Philharmonie.

Site of next Monday's fundraiser for Chernobyl survivors and displaced persons .

The classical concert producing arm of the Nobel Peace Prize winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW - Concerts, produces the most
humanistic concerts at Europe's most prestigious classical symphonic music concert hall. See:


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