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Stop de Neutron Bomb
The protest against the American Neutron Bomb in Amsterdam on 19 March 1978 was one of the most successful peace actions in Dutch...
Fellow citizens
The poster originally featured a white cross on a red background: the reverse of the flag of the Red Cross, the organization that...
Einstein Shares in Peace
In the framework of the history of social movements, Albert Einstein is, of course, mainly known for his efforts on behalf of the...
World Peace Day
World Peace Day, a creation of the UN General assembly in 1981, is observed annually on 21 September. In the archives and...
Aletta Jacobs on a Peace Mission in Berlin
No footage of the Dutch feminist and medical doctor Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929) was known until November 2013, when 20 seconds of...
Joop and Jaap Wolff, no 2 en 3 in the CPN
Paul de Groot ranks as the number 1 leader in the history of the Dutch Communist Party. The brothers Joop and Jaap Wolff no doubt...
Kees Boeke
On Friday 11 January 2013, Daniela Hooghiemstra defended her dissertation De geest in dit huis is liefderijk. Het leven en De...
The Mother of All Battles
In the evening of 16 January 1991 the American president, Bush, gave a televised speech on the latest news from the Gulf region...
Contaminated Milk
Armed with 150 pints of pristine milk and a Russian banner, the British Committee of Hundred demonstrated in front of the Soviet...
Pacifist Socialist Party
During the Cold War, the social democratic parties in Western Europe sided with the U.S. In Holland a group of peace activists...
Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
On 6 August 1945 the American Army dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima to force the Japanese to surrender. After the devastation...
No Passports for Peace Conference
In 1917, the fourth year of the First World War, the International Socialist Bureau thought to hold a conference of Socialist...
Join The National Day of Fasting
In 1993 a message from the PeaceNet Balkans Desk was posted in the newsgroup yugo.antiwar.  It said: "Monday, April 5, marks the...
No Nuclear Weapons
On 21 November 1981 a large demonstration against the storing nuclear weapons in Europe took place in Amsterdam. Although there...
No to the Naval Act
After parliament had rejected the new naval act on 26 October 1923, the Dutch cabinet of Ruys de Beerenbrouck resigned. The...
American Army General Sprayed with Blood
During an official reception of the Hessian Parliament in Wiesbaden, 3 August 1983, the American general Paul Williams was...
Cruel Dove
This famous lithograph from Pablo Picasso was selected by the French poet and communist Louis Aragon to add lustre to the...
Peace Pavilion During a Time of War
The world exhibition of 1937 in Paris was special. While the Civil War raged in Spain and Germany tested its new weapons of war,...
Doves of Peace
A flock of fifteen doves shows but a small part of the rich collection of posters issued by the international peace movement at...
War Commentary
In November 1944 the police raided the London offices of Freedom Press, the centre of the anarchist press in England. The police...
Albert Einstein at the IISH
Decades of systematic collection by the IISH does not only mean bringing together all kinds of collections from individuals and...
Frank Schwalba-Hoth "Blutaktion"
Am 3. August 1983 kam es während eines Empfangs im Hessischen Landtag in Wiesbaden für die Kommandeure der in Hessen...
Posters by Taring Padi
In 2002 the IISH Asia Department acquired a collection of 28 Indonesian posters created by Taring Padi, a group of Indonesian...
Toma Sik
In 2005 the IISH received a shipment from Hungary from the Hungarian-Israeli peace activist Toma Šik (1939-2004). From his early...
Gustav Landauer and Margarethe Faas-Hardegger
The IISH recently received a magnificent collection of letters and postcards from the German writer, anarchist and editor of Der...
War and Peace Collection Guide
In the archives and collections at the IISH, the anti-war movement occupies a large place. This massive presence of archives from...
Albert Einstein op het IISG
Het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG) heeft tientallen brieven en manifesten van de wereldberoemde...
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