You can order an English translation of Bertha von Suttner’s groundbreaking novel Lay Down Your Arms! on demand from Web-based publishers using digitized scans or in a new edition published by the Modern Humanities Research Association. You can also download a free copy of the e-book via Google Books. Other translations and titles by Bertha von Suttner are available there as well. The book continues to be published in new languages and editions around the globe, most recently in Georgia and in the Netherlands.
A Danish company released a silent-movie version of Lay Down Your Arms! in 1915, Ned Med Vaabnene! Moviehouses around the world showed the film. A restored version is now available for viewing online with English subtitles. Click on the poster to read more and watch the film.
You can also watch a 1952 German film about Bertha and Alfred, though there are numerous and substantial historical inaccuracies in their portrayals. Oddly, the English-dubbed version calls the film “The Alfred Nobel Story,” though it is primarily focused on Bertha. The original version of the film was entitled “Herz der Welt,” or “The Heart of the World.” You can stream the English version of the film online here at https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4yfu51.
If you’d like to know more about the characters in Peace at Last and the enduring quest for peace in the world, check out the links below.
HELPFUL TIP: If the site you’re visiting does not have an option for viewing in the language of your choice, try using your search engine to locate and translate the page. If that doesn’t work, Google allows you to translate pieces of text (such as those cut-and-pasted from a Web site) here: http://translate.google.com. It’s a very helpful tool when you’re Web-surfing internationally.
- The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prizes
- International Peace Bureau
- International Bertha von Suttner Club (Harmannsdorf, Austria)
- The Bertha von Suttner Foundation of the DFG-VK (German Peace Society – War Resisters)
- The Bertha von Suttner Project
- The Bertha von Suttner Peace-Institute in the Hague, the Netherlands
- The Bertha von Suttner Peace House in Tblisi, Georgia
- The Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden
- The Nobel Museum in Karlskoga, Sweden (Björkborn)
- The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway
- Villa Nobel in Sanremo, Italy
- Peace Monuments for Bertha von Suttner (listing)
- International Network of Museums for Peace
- The Nobel Women’s Initiative
- Frauennetzwerk für Frieden (Women’s Network for Peace)
- The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
- The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- The International Peace Institute
- Institute for the Study of Nationalism and Conflicts
- The Peace Palace in The Hague
- The Peace Palace Library
- Pathways to Peace
- Peace Pledge Union
- The Elders