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Andresen, Bent, 1908-1991

 Person

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bent Andresen Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Andreson, Bent
Abstract

Bent Andresen registered as a conscientious objector during WWII, and was sent to a Civilian Public Service in 1944. Andresen participated in a "guinea pig project" in which he and several other C.O.s lived in a refrigerated room for three months to test the impact of a high-protein diet on cold-weather conditions. He went AWOL in 1945 and was sentenced to two years in prison. Andreson was involved in various peace/justice groups throughout his lifetime.

Dates: 1928-1991

Abraham Kaufman Collected Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-Kaufman, Abraham
Overview

In October 1928, Kaufman became the first paid employee of the War Resisters League, eventually becoming its Executive Secretary through 1947. He co-founded the Metropolitan Board for Conscientious Objectors.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1997

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  • Subject: Pacifists -- United States -- History -- Sources X

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Civil disobedience -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Draft resisters -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Environmentalists -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History -- Sources 1
Peace movements -- United States -- History -- Sources 1