The "peace angel of Helsinki" wanted to save the world / by Volker Kluge

Kluge, Volker

Barbara Rotraut Pleyer, went into history as the “Peace Angel”. Her failed attempt to combine the opening of the 1952 Games with an appeal for peace prompted the IOC to explicitly forbid any form of demonstration or propaganda within Olympic sites. Her story remained largely unknown until now but Pleyer’s life as a “peace worker” began in Helsinki.

See the issue of the journal "Journal of Olympic history, 25.1, 2017"

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