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No Passports for Peace Conference

9 May 1917
BG A41/15

In 1917, the fourth year of the First World War, the International Socialist Bureau thought to hold a conference of Socialist parties in Stockholm to formulate a peace proposal. Dutch and Scandinavian socialists established a preparatory committee on May 9 while waiting for the American, Russian, German, and other representatives. The refusal of the allied governments to issue passports eventually thwarted the peace conference. The photo shows a first meeting of the members of the Dutch-Scandinavian Committee in the Folkets Hus in Stockholm.