Ernestine von Furth


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Ernestine von Fürth (née Kisch) born Prague, Austro-Hungary October 5, 1877 (d. 1946). Austrian feminist and suffragist. Founded New Vienna Women’s Club for suffrage. Led movement to end World War, 1917.


This longing of the Austrian women for a negotiated peace was expressed by a considerable number of rallies which the General Austrian Women’s Union convened in the last weeks [of December 1917]. These gatherings took place in different districts of Vienna, and everywhere they were so crowded that hundreds of persons who wanted to get in had to be refused.” (Geraldine Ludbruck, Living War, Thinking Peace, p. 182; photo ofra)