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Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

  • Christa Hämmerle: Text Bertha von Suttner Commemorative Lecture

    October 29, 2014

    This year, the Peace Palace Library marked the centenary of the death of Austrian author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha von Suttner. She passed away merely three weeks before the outbreak of World War I. In June of this year, Austrian professor Christa Hämmerle travelled from Vienna to The Hague, to give a special lecture on Bertha von Suttner’s views with regards to the events leading up to the First World War and focused on the participation, position and the role of women throughout the remaining years of the War.

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  • Bertha von Suttner Booklet

    Bertha von Suttner Booklet

    September 23, 2014

    Available now in our webshop a picture story of Bertha von Suttner, the Austrian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The booklet by Eveline Blitz and Nita Veeren is available in Dutch, English and German.
    Bertha von Suttner Booklet

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  • Interview: Eveline Blitz

    September 1, 2014

    This month we interviewed Eveline Blitz, the Dutch author of “Bertha von Suttner: At The Cradle Of World Peace”. It was published in the Spring of 2014 and presented during the Bertha von Suttner Commemoration Week that took place in June of this year.
    This small booklet which was published in Dutch, English and German tells the life story of Bertha von Suttner, author of the bestseller “Die Waffen Nieder” (1889), peace activist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1905. Eight chapters, illustrated with twenty-four drawings in a cartoon-style format highlight the most important aspects of her life. Eveline Blitz wrote the text and artist Nita Veeren made the cartoons. Eveline Blitz reveals the story behind her book and tells us how she got involved with Bertha von Suttner and why she wanted the world to know about this remarkable, almost forgotten woman of history.
    ‘My own story about how I first learned about Bertha von Suttner started a long time ago in 2009.

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  • Bertha von Suttner standing outside the Japanese Room during the official opening of the Peace Palace on August 28, 1913

    Bertha von Suttner Lecture, Auditorium, Tuesday, 14.00-15.00h

    July 29, 2014

    A special presentation titled ‘Pursuing Peace, Seeking Justice and Serving Humanity; The Life and Lessons of Bertha von Suttner’ by Professor Hope Elizabeth May of Central Michigan University and Ms Candice Alihusain, coordinator Reading Room. Hague Academy only!
    Bertha von Suttner Lecture, Auditorium, Thursday, 14.30-15.30h

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  • Bertha von Suttner Commemoration Week

    Bertha von Suttner Commemoration Week

    July 25, 2014

    Saterday, June 21, 2014, marked the Centenary of the death of Austrian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Bertha von Suttner. The Peace Palace Library, the Carnegie Foundation and the Bertha von Suttner Project, organized a week of commemorative activities to celebrate her life and accomplishments. Professor Hope Elizabeth May of Central Michigan University and six of her students played a key role in organizing all of the activities that took place in the Peace Palace. These are their insightful reflections of those events.

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  • Bertha von Suttner standing outside the Japanese Room during the official opening of the Peace Palace on August 28, 1913

    Bertha von Suttner Lecture, Auditorium, Thursday, 14.30-15.30h

    July 17, 2014

    A special presentation titled ‘Pursuing Peace, Seeking Justice and Serving Humanity; The Life and Lessons of Bertha von Suttner’ by Professor Hope Elizabeth May of Central Michigan University and Ms Candice Alihusain, coordinator Reading Room. Hague Academy only!
    Bertha von Suttner Lecture, Auditorium, Thursday, 14.30-15.30h

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  • Iconography of Bertha von Suttner

    Iconography of Bertha von Suttner

    June 20, 2014

    Baroness Bertha von Suttner, the Austrian 1905 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, has been an icon since the enormous success of her book “Lay down your arms”, published in 1889. As her fame grew internationally, she turned into a “modern day celebrity”. Stamps and coins bear her image, streets, schools and squares are named after her. Films and books about her life are mementos for her achievements. Here we present some images of Bertha von Suttner, showing her change from an Austrian countess, dressed for a ball in Viennese aristocratic circles to the formidable warrior for peace, the lady in the long black dress. Her face mirrors the struggles , the battles she fought to promote her ideals.

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  • Commemorative Lecture Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914), Tuesday, June 24th, Peace Palace

    Commemorative Lecture Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914), Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, Peace Palace

    June 12, 2014

    This month marks the centenary of the death of Bertha von Suttner, the Austrian peace activist, bestselling author of ‘Die Waffen Nieder’ and the first female recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905. To attend this lecture, please register.

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  • Eyffinger, A.C.G.M., "The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right": Bertha von Suttner's Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood, Oisterwijk, Wolf Legal Publishers, 2013.

    “The Stars of Eternal Truth and Right”: Bertha von Suttner’s Campaigning for Peace, Social Justice, and Womanhood

    February 7, 2014

    New publication by Arthur Eyffinger. The Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 were the undisputable highlights of Bertha von Suttner’s long career as an engaged peace activist. To her, the opening of the Peace Palace in 1913 was a dream come true. This publication focuses on Bertha’s tenets and aspirations with regard to the emerging international tradition in The Hague.

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  • Letter from the Editors

    Letter from the Editors

    January 31, 2014

    This year, we, the editors of the Peace Palace Library Newsletter, will have the pleasure to bring to you once more many international law stories revolving around the activities that will take place in – and around the Peace Palace. In addition to these events, we will continue our popular news items such as the interviews with library users and other important people in international law, book donations, etc.

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