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The poster originally featured a white cross on a red background: the reverse of the flag of the Red Cross, the organization that nursed wounded soldiers instead of abolishing war, as was the... [Collection item]
On Friday 11 January 2013, Daniela Hooghiemstra defended her dissertation De geest in dit huis is liefderijk. Het leven en De Werkplaats van Kees Boeke (1884-1966) at Amsterdam University.Her... [News]
Het Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG) heeft tientallen brieven en manifesten van de wereldberoemde natuurkundige Albert Einstein ( 1879 - 1955) toegankelijk gemaakt voor een... [News]
The protest against the American Neutron Bomb in Amsterdam on 19 March 1978 was one of the most successful peace actions in Dutch history. This protest had a broad national response (1.1 million... [Item of the Day]
In the framework of the history of social movements, Albert Einstein is, of course, mainly known for his efforts on behalf of the peace movement. Einstein never aligned himself with a political party... [Item of the Day]
World Peace Day, a creation of the UN General assembly in 1981, is observed annually on 21 September. In the archives and collections at the IISH, the peace movement occupies a large place.This... [Item of the Day]
In the evening of 16 January 1991 the American president, Bush, gave a televised speech on the latest news from the Gulf region: 'Just two hours ago, allied forces began an attack on military targets... [Item of the Day]
During the Cold War, the social democratic parties in Western Europe sided with the U.S. In Holland a group of peace activists was discontented about this choice, but they felt equally uncomfortable... [Item of the Day]
Armed with 150 pints of pristine milk and a Russian banner, the British Committee of Hundred demonstrated in front of the Soviet embassy in London on 1 November 1961. 'Stop! No nuclear test with a 50... [Item of the Day]
On 6 August 1945 the American Army dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima to force the Japanese to surrender. After the devastation and long-lasting effects became clear, there were always protests... [Item of the Day]