Bertha von Suttner was the first women to got the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905 and is well known with the publication of her pacifist novel, Die Waffen nieder! („Lay Down Your Arms!“), which made her one of the leading figures of the Austrian peace movement and also founded the German Peace Society (Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft).
She was living with her husband Arthur Suttner from 1876 to 1884 in Georgia, in Zugdidi and the last two years in Tbilisi. Suttners House in Tbilisi is still there and empty in the moment and our vision is to have this house as a peace house in memorial of Bertha von Suttner and for peace groups and activities in Georgia and through the Caucasus area. Vision and concept
Bertha von Suttner House in Tbilisi is nearby Marjanishvili Metro Station and –theatre. The Ministry of Education is in neighborhood. In the first floor there are two big rooms which could be used as Seminar and library hall, with floor and Windows from the time of Suttners. In first floor there is space for offices for civil society organizations. (Picture of house)
Georgian organizations working for peace and understanding are interested to restore the house and buy it together with German partners like Women Peace Network and act for transformation. Members and supporters of Bertha von Suttner You can find here Members and supporters
After two wars in Georgia since independence in 1991 and also non-violent resistance (Rose Revolution), Georgia is on the way to a stable democracy and open society. With this Peace House we want support the knowledge and practice of non-violence, human rights and civic education. You can support the Peace House with donation, credit and work. Find possibilities to get involved