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Dunant-Passy Nobel Prize


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Henry Dunant, as founder of the International Red Cross and initiator of the first Geneva Convention, was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 together with the French pacifist Frédéric Passy. Albert Nobel had specified in his will that the prize should be awarded to "the personality or community that has contributed most or best to the rapprochement of peoples, to the abolition or reduction of standing armies, to the gathering and propagation of progress for peace". While Passy advocated the abolition of armies, Dunant exposed the horrors of war in his book "Un Souvenir de Solférino" (1862), in which he outlined his idea of creating the Red Cross as a neutral body dedicated to improving conditions for prisoners of war and the impartial care of the wounded on the battlefield. Following Henry Dunant's receipt of the award, the International Committee of the Red Cross also received the distinction in 1917, 1944 and 1963.


Credits

First Nobel Peace Prize, 1901. Pro Pace et Fraternitate Gentium. Alfr Nobel Nat MDCCCXXXIII OB MDCCCXCVI / For the peace and brotherhood of man". Donation of Paul Dunant © International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum


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Bullet received by ICRC delegate Dr Georges Henny

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Dr Patay's medical kit with complete set of emergency surgical instruments

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Dunant-Passy Nobel Prize


Description

Henry Dunant, as founder of the International Red Cross and initiator of the first Geneva Convention, was awarded the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 together with the French pacifist Frédéric Passy. Albert Nobel had specified in his will that the prize should be awarded to "the personality or community that has contributed most or best to the rapprochement of peoples, to the abolition or reduction of standing armies, to the gathering and propagation of progress for peace". While Passy advocated the abolition of armies, Dunant exposed the horrors of war in his book "Un Souvenir de Solférino" (1862), in which he outlined his idea of creating the Red Cross as a neutral body dedicated to improving conditions for prisoners of war and the impartial care of the wounded on the battlefield. Following Henry Dunant's receipt of the award, the International Committee of the Red Cross also received the distinction in 1917, 1944 and 1963.


Credits

First Nobel Peace Prize, 1901. Pro Pace et Fraternitate Gentium. Alfr Nobel Nat MDCCCXXXIII OB MDCCCXCVI / For the peace and brotherhood of man". Donation of Paul Dunant © International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum


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Woven pot made of salvaged materials

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Kleenex box, "Love-Yasmine-2003-ICRC"

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Composition with butterfly wings

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Boots of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Fragment of a car door shredded by a grenade

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Leg prosthesis in wood and rubber

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Arm prosthesis

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Cardboard reading panel for eye test

Images, Exhibitions, Objects

Dress of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Flask of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Tights of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Hat of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Armband of a nurse's uniform

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

First aid kit for nurses

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Cup

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First Aid Kit

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Stretcher, first half of 20th century

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"Because of a mine you can lose a leg while playing"

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Blood transfusion service

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

Casualty

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

First aid kit

Images, Exhibitions, Objects, Gender and diversity

HUMANITY by Henry Leutwyler

Texts, Books, Objects, Posters, Photographs

Flag of the Cruz Blanca Neutral Mexicana

Images, Objects, Gender and diversity

Two columns and a fragment of marble from the Castle of the Materity of Elne

Images, Objects, Gender and diversity

Bullet received by ICRC delegate Dr Georges Henny

Images, Objects
© Zoé Aubry

Dr Patay's medical kit with complete set of emergency surgical instruments

Images, Objects
© Zoé Aubry

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