Johanne Reutz Gjermoe


Johanne Reutz Gjermoe born Bergen, Norway January 4, 1896 (d. 1989). Norwegian economist, peace activist; delegate to League of Nations 1935-8; expelled from Labour Party for postwar anti-militarism; WILPF leader; co-chair of Middle East peacemaking mission 1967; awarded King’s Gold Medal for peace work; educated at Quaker Woodbrooke Academy; scholar of altruist sociologist Sorokin.


The stopping of the conflict at this time must not lead to the perpetuation of the dispute, but to a permanent solution with peace and justice.” (WILPF, “Search for Peace in the Middle East,” 2000)