SCI International Archives - News News of the international archives of Service Civil International Service Civil International - International Archives CGFeedMaker 1.0.17 on CMS Made Simple ( Webmaster SCI Archives) News of the international archives of Service Civil International SCI International Archives - News Hans und Mary Bruderer-Hutchinson Noch im vergangenen Februar zahlten Hans und Mary Bruderer ihren Mitgliederbeitrag ein. Im Vermerk schrieben sie: Das ist voraussichtlich unsere letzte Zahlung. Wir sind 94 und 98 Jahre alt und Mitglieder seit über 65 Jahren! . Kurze Zeit darauf erhielt... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:16:57 +0100 Spotlight on SCI History: SCI in Greece This years' Internation Comittee Meeting of Service Civil International (SCI) will be held in Greece, remembering 30 years of uninterrupted SCI activity in the country. The first SCI activists working in Greece, however, were representatives of the British IVSP... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:24:52 +0100 Memories from Algeria 1962 Fritz Lampert, a well known German paediatrician published his memories in 2011. In chapter 16 he describes his journey to Algeria after independence in 1962. His experience as young physician has been translated to English and is now published... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 21:44:33 +0200 Spotlight on SCI History: Computer aided placement Isn't it normal that many things changed in the long history of the Service Civil International? SCI branches were founded and some has been dissolved as well. Organisational structure were created, modified and dissolved. Even some ideas has changed. However... Mon, 05 Aug 2013 06:19:15 +0200 New publication covering SCI activities in Spain SCI's contribution to humanitarian relief during and after the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) remains an interesting field for academic research in SCI International Archives. British historian Gabriel Pretus lately published his thesis covering different approaches to humanitarian aid... Sun, 09 Jun 2013 16:12:09 +0200 Spotlight on SCI History: SCI under attack - the Daily Telegraph affair In my last spotlight I have reported the difficulties SCI encountered in authoritarian South East Asian countries when it wanted to register a new sub-office. But political contestation due to its pacifist ideology has also affected SCI under comparably liberal... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 08:50:20 +0100 Iran 1963: A review on a reconstruction project The SCI veteran David Palmer  has recently been contacted by an Iranian student requesting information about about the reconstruction project, which took place almost 50 years ago in Dousadj. David writes about his volunteer experience in Iran in 1963... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:25:56 +0100 Spotlight on SCI History: SCI in Malaysia A few weeks before the International Committee Meeting in Malaysia starts, it may be interesting to have some backgroud information about the roots of SCI presence in South East Asia. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:37:01 +0100 A blog around workcamps in the mid-1950's From time to time, the SCI Archives website features memories of former workcamp volunteers . Over the past year, Greg Wilkinson, now aged 75, has been working on a blog called 'Lifework Drafts' which includes two years on SCI work-camps... Fri, 05 Oct 2012 05:40:41 +0200 Branch archives accessible The Archives of SCI France and its Commission for Africa, Asia and Latin America (CAAAL) have recently been made accessible to the public at the Archives Départementales du Val-de-Marne, located in Créteil near Paris. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:32:58 +0200 New book about Spanish Civil War with photos from SCI Antonio Belmonte, historian and long standing of SCI group in Madrid, published recently a book about the Spanish Civil War with photo from SCI Archives.   Sat, 02 Jun 2012 08:27:11 +0200 Spotlight on SCI History: Words and deeds - the Uddel Seminar in 1969 The turmoil in Western societies around the year 1968, marked by students' revolts and opposition against US warfare in Vietnam, also left its traces on the SCI movement. During Easter holidays in 1969, West European and the US branches organised... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:54:58 +0200 SCI Madrid: Exhibition on SCI in Spanish Civil War SCI Madrid has compiled an exhibition about the humanitarian mission of SCI during the Civil War in Spain (1937-39). It is now being shown at the Centro Cultural "Paco Rabla" in Madrid until 17th February 2012. Sat, 07 Jan 2012 16:27:54 +0100 New coordinator for SCI International Archives The 71st International Committee Meeting of Service Civil International (SCI) in Wépion (Belgium) did welcome Heinz Gabathuler today as new coordinator of SCI Archives. Sun, 11 Dec 2011 09:38:30 +0100 Commemorative plaque for SCI volunteers in Burjassot In a few weeks, on December 15th, a plaque will be installed in Burjassot in order to commemorate the SCI volunteers, which were active for the Ayuda Suiza a los niños de España during the Spanish Civil Ware (1937-1939). A... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 19:27:58 +0100 A website dedicated to SCI veteran Fridolin Trüb Fridolin Trüb, 92 years old, is a long standing peace activist and SCI member in Switzerland.  Since May 2011 there's a website dedicated to him with a lots of background material.     Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:24:08 +0100 SCI volunteer recognized as Righteous among the Nations Simone Chaumet, a long term SCI volunteer in Algeria in 1950s, will be honoured on 24.October  2011 as Righteous among the Nations. Sat, 08 Oct 2011 14:46:35 +0200 Farewell to Emma Ott and Elisabeth Eidenbenz Two long standing SCI volunteers left recently us forever Emma Ott (1907-2011) and Elisabeth Eidenbenz (1913-2011). Sun, 29 May 2011 13:23:08 +0200 Brynmwar: Eighty years IVS Great Britain This year we celebrate the 80 year anniversary of International Voluntary Service (IVS) Great Britain. Thursday February 3rd there's BBC episode which present the first workcamp in Great Britain. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 06:35:00 +0100 Happy Birth Day SCI! On the November 20th 1920, then it was Saturday as well, the first workcamp started in the small village Esnes near Verdun. In our archives we have the report form one of the campleaders, who describes lively the beginning... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 09:32:47 +0100 Opening Exhibition - Pierre Ceresole: A lifetime serving Peace The exhibition Pierre Ceresole - a lifetime serving Peace. Around fifty visitors from Australia, France, Germany and Switzerland came to Municipal library of La Chaux-de-Fonds in order to see the 10 panels about Pierre Ceresole and SCI. In addition there... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 21:13:35 +0200 Emergency Action Already in 1924, SCI set up volunteer team to helpe the village Someo, in the italian speaking part of Switzerland, which was affected by a landslide. With more than 300 volunteers cleaning the devasted location this emergency action service was... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 22:34:59 +0100 SCI Anniversary 1920 - 2010 In 2010 SCI celebrates its 90th anniversary. In 1920 the first workcamp was organised in the war damaged village Esnes near Verdun. A campaign with the working title " Provoking Peace " is in preparation, which will set... Mon, 06 Jul 2009 12:44:38 +0200 Some words about the starting up of SCI in Hungary and Poland After the break-up of the socialist system at the end of the 1980s, our previous partners in Hungary had simply disappeared, and so SCI was left with hardly any opportunities of cooperation. Thu, 02 Apr 2009 22:05:05 +0200 New archives section Belarus A new archives section for SCI activities in Belarus has been installed. Recently files were acquired, which give insight in the birth of an new SCI group in a post soviet republic. Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:44:00 +0100 Documentary planned on Spanish Civil War (1937-39) From SCI  in Madrid I got the news, that a film director is interested in making a documentary relief work on SCI during the Spanish Civil War 1937-1939 . Mon, 02 Feb 2009 23:09:33 +0100 Thesis on Alternative Service Recently a thesis on SCI was published at university of Fribourg. Karin Jenni student in history investigated the last two years the SCI engagement for an alternative service for conscientious objectors which is linked to the SCI history from... Fri, 07 Nov 2008 18:06:04 +0100 Archives East-West Coordination The Archives LTV Tatyana of last winter returned for one month to Switzerland, in order to continue to file archives. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 18:14:53 +0200 The SCI Archives Exam This year already is 4th SCI Summer University was organised in order to offer volunteers background knowledge in peace work of SCI. Usually university has also exams besides lecturs and seminars. SCI Archives, place of immense information on SCI, likes... Sat, 30 Aug 2008 18:18:31 +0200 How Mauritius came to SCI Recently a request was sent to the Archives asking how SVI Mauritius (SCI Mauritius) became part of international SCI and how it became a branch. I asked Rita Warleigh to make this investigation during her stay in SCI Archives this... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 18:21:02 +0200 Hatibari long term project 1961-1966 Hatibari leprosy colony was in the 1960s a home for about 250 leprosy patients from Orissa which got medical care and social assistance. Sun, 06 Apr 2008 18:28:41 +0200 Data sheet of SCI Branches A request for the TEM of SCI we made investatigation on the beginning of each branch Sat, 26 Jan 2008 00:15:14 +0100 LTV in SCI Archives This week Tatyana from Ukraine started to work in SCI Archives as Long Term Volunteer (LTV). She is 22 years old and studies history and languages. In the last years she did severals workcamps and is involved in activities of... Thu, 06 Dec 2007 23:08:20 +0100 In memoriam of Idy Hegnauer 1909-2006 Memorial Day, 19. November 2007, Herzberg (Switzerland) One year ago Idy Hegnauer, a long standing member of SCI died. In 1959 she was involved in relief help for refugee children of Algeria. With pictures and reports Idy tried successful... Mon, 19 Nov 2007 20:23:19 +0100 Oldest SCI member got 100 years This month the oldest member of SCI Switzerland, Emma Ott, become 100 year old. She lives in Bern in a home for elderly peop Thu, 15 Nov 2007 20:25:20 +0100 East-West-Archives Online Recently the on-line Archives Collection of SCI Archives was enlarged with 750 Documents (PDF-files)on the East-West exchange. Sat, 11 Aug 2007 20:28:37 +0200 Library presents archives directory The city library of La Chaux-de-Fonds presented today a new 180 pages strong directory of archives. Sun, 29 Jul 2007 22:28:25 +0200 A question from the last ICM Recently I got a movie shot at the last International Committee Meeting (ICM) in Dhulikhel (Nepal) in December 2006. The DVD is quiet sophisticated, showing various impressions of the Meeting, parties and amusing interviews with participants. There the participants were... Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:36:31 +0200 Ceresole replies to the minister of defence In the letter of July 19 to Pierre Ceresole the Swiss minister of Defence, Ruedi Minger, requested guarantees, that any kind of antimilitaristic propaganda should be avoided. Failing that, the ministry would not supply any materials. Ceresole answered him him... Wed, 21 Mar 2007 22:45:28 +0100 In Memoriam of Gerson Konu 1932-2006 Fri, 15 Dec 2006 22:53:57 +0100 Three thesis on SCI This week I was invited to have presentation on SCI at University of Novi Sad. Besides pictures of rich SCI history I presented three thesis on SCI as a kind of conclusion. I had several discussion before and after the... Fri, 08 Dec 2006 22:58:46 +0100 Idy Hegnauer 1909 - 2006 Mon, 20 Nov 2006 23:03:39 +0100 The beginning of a branch Today I came along to files from SCI contacts in Sudan in the early 90s. While I was ordering the documents by date, a paper titled with SCI Africa Constitution got my attention. Usually there are documents about volunteer exchange... Thu, 16 Nov 2006 16:34:21 +0100 The official language of SCI I remember, that I was several times asked if French is or was an official language of our movement. Maybe this due the fact, that 20 years ago the minutes of international meetings usualy were translated to French. Sat, 09 Sep 2006 16:38:02 +0200 Pierre Ceresole speaks These days Peter and are working in the Archives. On the 'to do' ' list there are many small files here and there. Among them is a tiny publication, 3 x 5 cm, from 1951 with " Pierre Ceresole speaks... Fri, 23 Jun 2006 16:42:55 +0200 50 years ago in Warsaw 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. Wed, 31 Aug 2005 16:50:36 +0200 An image for a name -- Marcus Jucker 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 . Mon, 08 Aug 2005 16:59:36 +0200 The beginning of Helvetas 1955 (Switzerland) 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. Tue, 05 Jul 2005 17:02:19 +0200 Commemoration of Simone Chaumet 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... Mon, 20 Jun 2005 17:05:48 +0200 Das Logo des SCI Das Logo des SCI entwickelte sich aus einem SCI-Abzeichen,welches aus den 1920er-Jahren stammt und bis etwa 1950 weite Verbreitung fand. Fri, 26 Sep 2003 13:20:16 +0200 IVSP Grossbritannien in Deutschland In Großbritannien bestand bereits während des ersten Weltkrieges die Möglichkeit, den Militärdienst aus Gewissensgründen zu verweigern. Im britischer SCI-Zweig "'International Voluntary Service" (IVS), dessen Name zwischen 1935 und 1952 zusätzlich noch die Worte "for Peace" (IVSP) trug, spielte deshalb die... Fri, 26 Sep 2003 13:02:54 +0200 Lebenslänglich? Es gibt nicht wenige "Ehemalige", die vor vielen Jahren, ja Jahrzehnten an Arbeitslagern teilgenommen haben, irgendwann im Laufe der Zeit als SCI-Mitglieder verloren gingen, sich aber noch immer als "Zivildienstler" bezeichnen. Wie das ? Fri, 26 Sep 2003 13:00:15 +0200 Der Vereins-Name Internationaler Zivildienst Wenn in der "amitiés" bei jeder Erwähnung der Begriffe Zivildienst oder Internationaler Zivildienst hinzugefügt wird, daß dies der f r ü h e r e Name des deutschen SCI-Zweiges sei, so wird damit die Geschichte des Vereins-Namens angesprochen. Wie sind... Fri, 26 Sep 2003 12:55:16 +0200 Militär- oder Zivildienst? 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... Fri, 26 Sep 2003 12:52:15 +0200 Der erste SCI-Dienst in Deutschland Vom 25. Februar bis zum 26. März 1946 arbeiteten britische und deutsche Freiwillige gemeinsam im damaligen Grenzdurchgangslager Friedland bei Göttingen. Wie war es dazu gekommen ? Joachim Frege berichtete 1996 darüber : Thu, 07 Jan 1999 13:11:42 +0100