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Posted by Bertram Schröter on Sep 26, 2005

Zwei Jahre nach dem Ende des ersten Weltkrieges gab es bei den Gründern des SCI keinen Zweifel, daß der Militärdienst durch einen zivilen Dienst ersetzt werden müßte ─ daß statt des Militärs, welches letzten Endes überwiegend Zerstörungen anrichtete, in einem Zivildienst zum Wohle der Menschheit und für den Frieden auf der Welt gearbeitet werden sollte. Sie nannten ihre Organisation deswegen "Internationaler Zivildienst" beziehungsweise französisch "Service Civil International".

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Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Aug 31, 2005

50 years ago started the frist SCI workcamp in Warsaw in cooperation with World Federation of Democratic Youth*. In SCI publication this workcamp is often considered as "the beginning" of the East West exchange in our organisation.

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Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Aug 8, 2005

Today I got a picture for archives, which gives me finally a link to a name, which I know already for a long time: Marcus Jucker.

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Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Jul 5, 2005

I found by chance on internet the thesis of Thomas Möckli about the foundation of the first private organisation for development co-operation in Switzerland called today 'Helvetas' in 1955, which was 50 years ago.

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Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Jun 20, 2005

Today, there was a request for details about the life of Simone Chaumet. There's is a chance that she will be commemorated in Israel as she saved the life jewish children during WWII in France. Recently a commemorative plaque was installed on the Col du Fanget.

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