Nicola Geiger

Overview

Nicola Geiger born Germany August 3, 1920 (d. 2006). Buddhist Peace activist; joined White Rose resistance to Hitler; lost husband and 2 babies in World War II; raped at end of war Berlin 1945; turned to life of peace: aided postwar refugees; helped Korean survivors of Japanese occupation, and Hiroshima victims; opposed Marcos regime in Philippines; sat-in segregated restaurants; 8 years at Resource Center for Nonviolence Santa Cruz; opposed Vietnam War; active in Women Strike for Peace and WILPF.

Quotations

"The work I did was because I wanted to be in this world. I wanted to live in that light which takes away the occasion of all wars cruelty and control." (Gabriel Constans, "Finding Peace in Hell", Angie‚Äôs Diary; quote and photo angiesdiary.com)