Conveying the Reality of War: Vasily Vereshchagin – “The greatest painter of the horrors of war that ever lived”

By Peter van den Dungen, 2020 Since its emergence in the early 19th century, and continuing today, the peace movement has organised countless national and international congresses. Their importance in promoting the development of a culture of peace and strengthening efforts for the prevention and abolition of war, was recognised by Alfred Nobel. In his last will and testament, signed in Paris on 27th November 1895 –  125 years ago –  he mentioned ‘the holding and promotion of peace congresses...
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Bertha von Suttner’s anti-war novel in French – Bas les armes! (1899): The late and troublesome birth of a non-bestseller

On 9 October 2020, the editors of the French literary magazine, Books, published an article about Bertha von Suttner following the announcement on the same day of that year’s laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize. However, ‘Bertha von Suttner, first woman laureate of the Nobel peace prize’,[1] is disappointing both as regards the length and content of the article. It mentions that it was the ‘radical pacifist’ (sic) who convinced Alfred Nobel to honour individuals who promoted the fraternity of peop...
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Bertha von Suttner By Supriya Vani

My hope in writing this article is to inspire women to rise up, to come to the forefront of all human affairs and help eliminate weapons from the world. Our world will know peace only when its people regard others as part of one world family, in which each member instinctively reaches out to the others with love and respect. Thus, for me, Bertha von Suttner is the laureate whose life story most demonstrates the values of the Nobel Peace Prize, which is essential for making any meaningful pro...
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Bertha von Suttner at the Peace Palace Library in The Hague

One of the largest library catalogue entries on Bertha von Suttner can be found at the Peace Palace Library in The Hague, with 205 entries. Some books are already digital available and the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute continues to work with the Peace Palace Library on digitizing books about Bertha von Suttner. Newest entry is : Bertha von Suttner at the cradle of world peace, by Eveline Blitz. Click here for the selection of publications found at the Peace Palace Library
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PEACE and NATURE trails

Join us on a virtual walk along the Nature and Peace Highlights of the cities of Liberty and Peace. Tour Guide We welcome you to join us on two virtual walks through two cities that are of utmost importance to Peace in the Netherlands. Wageningen, city of Liberty and The Hague, city of Peace. These walks were developed with the covid-19 crisis as a background setting, limiting more people than ever to visit these beautiful cities in person. Therefore, the Bertha von Suttner Peace Institute wan...
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The Barbarization of the Sky, an essay of 19 pages by Bertha von Suttner

The Barbarization of the Sky is an essay of 19 pages, written by Bertha von Suttner in 1912. The first English translation was released in summer of  2016 and marks the 20th anniversary of the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, during a Mastercallsof Prof Hope May , connecting Bertha von Suttner’s ideas to current themes concerning aerial bombardments and international law governing nuclear weapons. https://www.peacepalacelibrary.nl/2016/06/berth...
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Crowdfunding: Gun Clara Meijers een plaats in de geschiedschrijving

Marten van Harten, historicus aan de Universiteit van Leiden, schrijft voor eigen rekening een boek over professor Meijers, ‘Burgerlijk Recht in donkere tijden’.  Het Platform Vrouwen en Duurzame Vrede faciliteert de crowdfunding voor het onderzoek naar de plaats van Clara Meijers: IBAN: NL 60 TRIO 0338471049 t.n.v.  Platform Vrouwen & Duurzame Vrede  o.v.v. bronnenonderzoek Wat zijn uw en mijn rechten? In verreweg de meeste landen, waaronder Nederland, wordt ...
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