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UPDATED: 10:04, March 04, 2006
Exhibition on first Nobel Peace Prize winner opens in Shanghai
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An exhibition on Austrian writer Baroness Bertha von Suttner, the first Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1905, opened Friday in Shanghai.

The exhibition was held to memorize Jews massacred in the Nazi holocaust in Austria during World War II as well as the pioneers who fought against Anti-Semitism, according to the Shanghai Jewish Research Center, one of the show's sponsors.

More than 100 pictures on show at the Ohel Moishe Synagogue of Shanghai show how Baroness Bertha von Suttner, a daughter of a field marshal, grew into a brave woman fighter for world peace. The Synagogue is located as the Jewish Refugee Memorial Hall in Shanghai.

Her masterpiece Inventarium einer Seele or Inventory of a Soul and Lay Down Your Arms are also on show.

Baroness Bertha Felicie Sophie von Suttner was born Countess Kinsky in Prague, Austria. She died in Vienna in 1914.

As an outstanding author as well as an active leader in the peace movement, Baroness Bertha von Suttner devoted a great part of her life to the cause of peace.

In 1891 she helped form a Venetian peace group, initiated the Austrian Peace Society, of which she was the long-time president. She was awarded the first the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905.

According to historical records, from 1938 to 1941 Shanghai accommodated about 30,000 Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi holocaust of World War II, and thousands more stopped in Shanghai on their way to other countries.

Source: Xinhua

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