Women's Activism NYC

Bertha Von Suttner

1843 - 1914

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Bertha Suttner was the first woman to have been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. Bertha was the first female peace activist. Bertha had studied languages and music and she had enjoyed an social life which inspired her to travel. Bertha was a teacher-companion in Vienna and was also Alfred Nobel's secretary. Bertha also has her books published such as the Lay Down Your Arms in 1889, Memoirs of Bertha Von Suttner which was published in 1910. In 1891, Bertha has formed a Venetian peace group and had initiated the Austrian Peace Society which she had served as the President for a long time. Bertha had also attended the first international peace congress, she had started the fund to establish the Bern Peace Bureau.

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