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Přemysl Pitter Collection


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Přemysl Pitter; b. 1895; Czech Christian pacifist, educator; educated poor children in Czechoslovakia; sheltered Jewish children from the Nazis; after World War II, educated Czech, Jewish, and German refugee children together; forced to leave Czechoslovakia in 1951 because of refusal to conform to Communist ideology; fled to Germany, where he opened Camp Valka; later lived in Switzerland, where he died in 1976; assisted in his efforts by a Swiss educational theorist, Olga Fierz.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of Přemysl Pitter.

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