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Show Notes: Henry Dunant and the Red Cross

Tracy Wilson

Henri Dunant working with wartime wounded Photo by Prisma/UIG/Getty Images
Henri Dunant working with wartime wounded Photo by Prisma/UIG/Getty Images

After witnessing the horrors of wartime injuries and the strain they placed on local communities, Henry Dunant became part of the committee of five that would establish the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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Episode link: Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross

Holly's research:

  • Dunant Museum Heiden. http://www.dunant-museum.ch/de/
  • Dunant, Henry. "A Memory of Solferino." International Committee of the Red Cross. 1959. (Reprinted.)
  • Editors of the Encylcopedia Britannica. "Henry Dunant." Encyclopedia Britannica. March 19, 2008. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Henry-Dunant
  • International Committee of the Red Cross. "Henry Dunant (1828-1910)." https://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/misc/57jnvq.htm
  • Nobel Lectures, Peace 1901-1925, Editor Frederick W. Haberman, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1972. Accessed online: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1901/dunant-bio.html
  • Yeghiazaryan, Aghavni. "Saviors in History: Jean Henry Dunant." Aurora Prize. https://auroraprize.com/en/aurora/article/features/10154/saviors-in-history-jean-henry-dunant-