Diary June - August 1937

Diary June - August 1937

written by Ellen Starr Brinton, 1886-1954, in Ellen Starr Brinton Papers, 1895-1980, of Swarthmore College Peace Collection (Box 3, No Folder) (Swarthmore, PA) (1937) , 80 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Brinton’s trip throughout Western Europe. Brinton took the Queen Mary to England, traveling mainly with Deborah (Brinton?). Her diary entries are mainly descriptions of sightseeing, dinners with acquaintances, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom meetings. Mentions meetings for Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in London. Then went to the Hague, Holland, then Berlin, and Copenhagen. Met with Beth Bolling at the W.I.L office in Copenhagen. Went to the War Resistors Congress, and tea as a guest of the Mayor of Copenhagen. Then back to Berlin, where she writes about Hitler. Next to Prague, and then to Luhacovice, Czechoslovakia for a Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom conference from July 29-31 (no description of the conference). Brinton hosted by J.A. Bata. Then on to Budapest for International Women’s Week meetings, disappointed by its superficiality. Spends time in Budapest with Mrs. Frommer and Mrs. Cederfield. Met with Countess Albert Apponyi and Augusta Rosenberg who were both bitter about the “Treason Treaty” and the division of Hungary. Met with Henrietta Haimisch in Hungary. On 15 August, Brinton left Vienna for Zurich, went to Simmon’s Center for Peace Work in Zurich. From Zurich, Brinton travelled back and forth between Munich and Berlin, running into trouble with the German Secret Police (Gestapo) over an issue related to Dr. Ludwig Quiddle, who was protesting executions by the Gestapo. Describes a celebration of the anniversary of Berlin, notes the Nazi propaganda. Back to Geneva to the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom headquarters 22 August, met up with Madeleine Doty, visited the League of Nations. On 25 August Brinton went to Paris and then returned to the US.
Field of Interest
Women and Social Movements
Ellen Starr Brinton, 1886-1954
Women and Social Movements, International
Content Type
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Women and Social Movements, History, Transnational Women’s Movement, Movimiento de Mujeres Transnacional, Movimento Feminista Transnacional, Ellen Starr Brinton, 1886-1954
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Movimiento de Mujeres Transnacional, Movimento Feminista Transnacional

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