Brandes charity auction for Vietnam and Syria refugees

Written by Markus Brandes, Heidrun Reinhardt on Freitag, 11 September 2015. Posted in Brandes Autographs News

"I am life that wants to live, surrounded by life that wants to live." (Albert Schweizer)

The news is  full of reports of people who have lost everything and had to flee from war, famine and death. In desperation and the desire to live free from fear, they take drastic measures which often result in death.

thumb aylan kurdi

I was deeply saddened when I saw the image of Aylan Kurdi, the dead Syrian boy on the beach in Turkey. . He was taken in the midst of life and had the right to live.

Often there are certain images that touch us emotionally and let us emphasize with those that have been affected by tragedy.

The photo of the three-year-old who was washed up dead on the coast of Bodrum (Turkey), went around the world and is a symbol of the failure of the European Union to assist in this humanitarian crisis.

43 years ago there was another iconic image that put a peace movement in action. . On June 8, 1972, the village of Trang Bang, near Saigon was hit in an U.S. air raid.

napalm girl

Naked and burnt,  the then 9-year-old Kim Phúc fled - and was photographed by Nick Ut.  Around the world, she became known as the ‘Napalm Girl’ and she became an icon for those calling for the war to come to an end.

I also want to help and contribute to the people in distress.
Therefore I want to offer as a (limited) special edition in the midst of the refugee crisis, this historic photo with original autographs of Kim Phuc and Nick Ut at auction. This  Autograph is especially unique in this form, because there has never been a joint signing of the "Napalm Girl" of Kim Phuc and Nick UtA rarity, which once again is peacemaking, because the entire proceeds will be donated. 50% will go to the Kim Phuc Foundation, which continues to assists victims of chemical pollutants that were used during the Vietnam War. works to polluted by chemical victims of the Vietnam War. The other 50% will be donated to a Konstanz refugee assistance organization café mondial and the organization Sea-Watch (aid to refugees in the Mediterranean Sea).

‘The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others’. Albert Schweizer 

You like to donate for this charity project without purchasing this autograph ?
(Initials of the donator will be mentioned if not otherwise requested)


Donation target: 4000 Fr

Collected donation amount: 4000,00 Fr

Special thanks to our donators!

 S. N.  Germany   150,00                           A.S. Great Britain 195,00
 M.L.  Belgium  175,50     D.B. United States 195,00
 K. S.  Germany  175,50    (Autograph Live Magazine. S.C.) United States

(195,00) promised

 H. A.  Switzerland  175,50     H.R.  Switzerland  25,00
 H. K.  Turkey  175,50     J.W.  Germany  195,00
 R. K.  Switzerland  195,00     G.D.  Australia  195,00
 B.B.  Germany  200,00     K.B.  USA  119,26
 R.E.  Germany  195,00     R.K.  Germany  195,00
 W.H.  Germany  175,50     R.B.  Germany  110,00 
RR Auction   USA   250,00     Brandes Autographs   Switzerland  628,24
 W.B.  Germany  100,00         

This historic photo with original autographs of Kim Phuc and Nick Ut is also available in our shop. Of course the full amount will be donated as well. click HERE.

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هذهالتوقيعاتالشخصيةهيفريدةمننوعهافيهذاالنموذجلأنهليسهناكصورة (عرفتبوقتهابإسم" فتاةالنابالم ") موقعةمنالإثنين (كيمفوكونيكأوت) معاً.سيتمالتبرعبكلالعائداتمنهذهالمطبوعةالنادرة،التينأملأنتعززالسلاممرةًأخرى.

أما الحصة المتبقية يعود منها ٢٥% إلى جمعية ( Café Mondial
كما يعود ٢٥ ٪ إلى جمعية  Sea-Watch Flüchtlingshilfe في البحر المتوسط.

Thank you notes:

seawatch danke

dankesbrief cafe mondial
modial danke


About the Author

Markus Brandes

Markus Brandes

Full time autograph dealer since 1996, Co-Founder, autograph dealer of the year 2011, Auctionata Expert for autographs.
Heidrun Reinhardt

Heidrun Reinhardt

(* 1979) Public relations & autograph-market administrator, German Actress, Art Design and better half of Markus Brandes