Anna Haag


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Anna Haag (née Schaich) born Althüttte, Württemberg, Germany July 10, 1888 (d. 1982). German pacifist writer and politician. Opposed Nazis in her wartime diary. First woman in postwar state legislature; introduced proposition, “No one may be forced to military service with a weapon,” which later became national law; revived WILPF.


The collective moral deterioration of the German people, their thirst for gulping down false ideals (race, master race, world mission, etc.) with all their appalling consequences prove just how submissive a nation can become whose members have been deprived of thinking for themselves.” (Diary, Jan. 6, 1940, p. 107; photo