Category Archives : 1000.Austria

Barbara Nath Wiser (Austria)

“Peace has to begin in the family.” Born in Austria, Barbara Wiser passed her medical exam in 1977 and travelled to India. There “Dr. Barbara” met her husband Baba Krishan Nath. She decided to open a hospital in northern India, specialized in homeopathy and acupuncture. Soon local help was found to run the facility with […]



Irma Schwager (Austria)

“Recognize injustice, never again fascism, never again war – this maxim determined my life.” Born in 1920 to politically active Jewish parents in Vienna, Irma Schwager fled to Belgium in 1938 and then to France. Detained in a camp, she escaped and joined the resistance movement. This experience led her to peace work. And the […]


Marion Thuswald (Austria)

“All people are equal, distinct, and unique.” Marion Thuswald was born in Austria in 1978. In 1997 and 1998, after completing her training in social education, she worked as a peace service volunteer for ÖFD (Austrian Peace Service) with a youth peace project in the war-torn city of Vukovar in Croatia. Back in Austria, she […]

Hildegard Goss-Mayr (Austria)

“The life of every person has an absolute value.” For more than 52 years, Hildegard Goss-Mayr has been teaching nonviolent resistance against injustice and repression as part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. She was influential in the 1986 nonviolent People Power Revolution in the Philippines, in the Liberation Theology Movement in Latin America, and […]