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1863: the creation of the first National Society at the beginning of the Movement’s history

31-12-2012 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 888, by Stefanie Haumer

Would it not be possible, in time of peace and quiet, to form relief societies for the purpose of having care given to the wounded in wartime by zealous, devoted and thoroughly qualified volunteers?

Keywords: German Red Cross, first National Society, ICRC, Henry Dunant, Christoph Ulrich Hahn, Geneva International Conference, Wu¨rttembergische Wohlta¨tigkeitsverein.


Dr Stefanie Haumer is a legal advisor at the Department of International Law of the German Red Cross.