Primary material that provides a rare, first-hand account of life in a Central European military prison in the early twentieth century.
Published here for the first time in English, this memoir of Dr. Albert Skarvan, a Slovak by birth and national consciousness and citizen of the Habsburg monarchy, who derived his pacifist ideas from Tolstoy’s works. After refusing to serve out his terms in the Astro-Hungarian army, he was tried and sentences to imprisonment.
Peter Brock is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. He is the author of many books including Varieties of Pacifism: A Survey from Antiquity to the Outset of the Twentieth Century.