Urn with the ashes of Bertha von Suttner in the Coulumbarium of Gotha

Bertha von Suttner was a member of the Austrian association “Die Flamme” which propagated cremation (as cremation was not  permitted by the Catholic Church until 1963).The urn with Bertha’s ashes is kept in the Columbarium of Gotha (a medieval city in Thuringia, in east-central Germany). Petra Keppler and Jos Verhoeff visited the famous columbarium during the summer of 2016. Arthur Gundaccar von Suttner, beloved husband of Bertha, died on 10th December 1902. She took his body to the columbari...
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Friends of Bertha and Petra Keppler congratulate Professor Erich Glawischnig on his 90th Birthday, on February 1st!

Bertha von Suttner lived at Castle Harmannsdorf for many years. In 1976 veterinary Prof. Dr. Erich Glawischnig bought the castle, where he has lived ever since with his family; which is very involved in the International Bertha von Suttner Association, and makes her heritage accessible to the general public. The Glawischnig family beautifully restored the Schüttkasten, a baroque building in a park, and makes it available for events organized by the International Bertha von Suttner Associa...
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Die Waffen Nieder! First translation of Lay Down Your Weapons! into Georgian

The famous novel of Bertha von Suttner was translated into the Georgian language, from a German edition by Ms. Tamar Kotrikadze, and published in Autumn 2019 by the publishing house Artanuji. The novel -written some 130 years ago- was included in their classic cycle series, which they have been publishing for decades. The cover was designed by Ms. Tamar Chanishvili. The foreword was written by Ms. Nino Kalandarishvili (winner of the Bertha von Suttner Peace Prize 2019) and Ms .Salome Adamia. ...
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Four women of peace at the New Year’s Reception of The Hague Academy of International Law and the Carnegie Foundation

From left to right: Mrs Saskia Bruines, deputy mayor and The Hague's alderman for International and Peace Affairs; Petra Keppler, Director of the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute; Humanity Hub Managing Director, Jill Wilkinson and Diana Eggleston, Business Advisor NGO’s, The Hague Business Agency. Grand Hall of the Peace Palace, 23 January 2020.  © Peace Palace Photography
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New Dutch edition of Lay Down Your Weapons! promoted at ATRIA’s Take it to the Streets Exhibition

December 16th, 2019: During the opening of the Institute on Gender Equality and Women's History (Atria) Exhibition "Take to the Streets: 100 years of Women Suffrage and Activism" Aletta Jacobs impersonator Professor Greta Nordenbos promoted the new Dutch edition of Lay Down Your Weapons! by Bertha von Suttner, edition Orlando, Euro 25.-
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Reprint of “De Wapens Neer!” now available in the Netherlands

On Peace Day, September 21st 2019, the reprint of the famous novel "Lay Down your Weapons!" was presented in the Peace Palace. This modern Dutch translation was presented to UNESCO chairman Kathleen Ferrier and some 70 crowd funders. Translators were Ms. Lilian Caris and Ms. Iris van der Blom; the publisher is Orlando. The book is available in bookshops and in the Peace Palace visitor center. Thanks are given to the initiators: the Peace Palace Library, the visitor centre, the Austrian Emb...
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Lecture on Dr. Timothy Holmes for the International Peace Day

To commemorate the International Peace Day (21 September 2019), the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute was pleased to host in The Hague a lecture by visiting academic Dr Barbara Burns (University of Glasgow) on the subject ‘Timothy Holmes: English Translator of Bertha von Suttner’s novel Die Waffen nieder!’ The lecture focused on the London surgeon who translated Die Waffen nieder! into English in 1892. Holmes was an eminent medical scholar and editor of the famous Gray’s Anatomy, for...
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