Anita Augspurg


Anita Augspurg born Verden, Germany September 22, 1857 (d. 1943). German peace leader; Dr. jurisprudence; actress and photographer; co-founder of WILPF and first German woman's suffrage organization 1902; opposed death penalty and militarism; promoted nonviolence in Ruhr unrest, and reconciliation.


"Womanly feelings were above all race hatreds and that German women stretched out their hands for friendship and international love." (New York Times, April 28, 1915)