By Berlin for a World BEYOND War, July 18, 2023
Billboards by Wolfram P. Kastner have gone up in Munich, Germany, honoring Bertha von Suttner, author of Die Waffen nieder! (Down with Weapons!) or Lay Down Your Arms! The 16-foot billboards will be up through August 15th.
Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) was a pacifist, peace researcher, and writer. In 1905 she was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The novel ‘Put down your arms!’ is her best-known novel. The book was published in 1889 and achieved worldwide fame in a short period of time. It has been translated into 20 languages and appeared in German in more than 40 editions.
Wolfram P. Kastner lives and works in Munich.
Public Art Munich is a program of the City of Munich Cultural Department.