German League for Human Rights

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Based in Germany is also the 'International League for Human Rights' or Internationale Liga für Menschenrechte (ILMR), associated with the European League for Human Rights (Association Européenne pour la défense des Droits de l'Homme) AEDH and the FIDH.

The German League for Human Rights (German: Deutsche Liga für Menschenrechte) was founded on 16 November 1914 as the pacifist group Bund Neues Vaterland (New Fatherland League). Among its members: Albert Einstein.[1]

Other groups such as the Deutsche Liga fur Menschenrechte (League for Men's Rights, of which Walter Arthur Berendsohn was a member) were formed out of the BNV.[2]


  1. ^ Walter Isaacson (2007). Einstein: His Life and Universe. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4165-3932-2.
  2. ^ (GoogleBooks preview) "An American in Hitler's Berlin: Abraham Plotkin's Diary 1932-33" (published 2009 by University of Illinois) page 31: (original diary December 1932): "Walter A. Berendsohn was a professor of Scandinavian literature at the University of Hamburg and active member of the League for Men's Rights. He emigrated to Sweden in 1933." .. "The Deutsche Liga fur Menschenrechte had been formed out of the Bund Neues Vaterland, a pacifist organization founded in November 1914. It was forced to dissolve in 1933 because of persecution by the Nazis."