German Peace Society

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The German Peace Society (German: Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft (DFG)) was founded in 1892 in Berlin.[1] In 1900 it moved its headquarters to Stuttgart. It still exists and is known as the Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft - Vereinigte KriegsdienstgegnerInnen (DFG-VK; German Peace Society - United War Resisters).[2]

Persons associated with it historically include Nobel Peace Prize winners Alfred Hermann Fried and Bertha von Suttner, as well as Ludwig Quidde, Richard Grelling and Carl von Ossietzky. Suppressed by the Nazis, it was refounded in November 1945.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alfred Hermann Fried (1905). Handbuch der Friedensbewegung [Handbook of the Peace Movement] (in German). Vienna: Verlag der Oesterreichischen Friedensgesellschaft.
  2. ^ "DFG-VK". Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  • Karl Holl. Pazifismus in Deutschland. Suhrkamp, Frankfurt am Main. 1988. (in German)

Further reading[edit]

  • Roger Philip Chickering (1969). "Peace Movement and the Religious Community in Germany, 1900-1914". Church History. 38. JSTOR 3163154.

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