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Peace or Atomic War ?

Declaration of Conscience

Although he jealously guarded his apolitical stance, the atomic arms race and the threat of nuclear war in the 1950s prompted Albert Schweitzer to mobilise public opinion on the need to ban nuclear testing and its abuses. To legitimise his argument, he carried out extensive research, notably with his friend Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer.

Broadcast from 1957 on Radio Oslo and relayed by other radio stations around the world, his “Declaration of Conscience” and the three other appeals that followed were compiled in a single brochure entitled “Peace or Atomic War” and translated into several languages.

From the Maison Schweitzer in Gunsbach to the Centre Schweitzer in Kaysersberg, come and take the measure of his message in favour of respect for life and peace, but also of its terrible topicality.