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Přemysl Pitter Collection

 Collection — othertype: CDG-B
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-B-Czechoslovakia-Pitter, Pemysl


Includes correspondence, pamphlets and typescripts.


  • Majority of material found within 1926-1954

Biographical / Historical

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.


0.025 Linear Feet (0.3 linear inches)



General Note

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

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