Highs and Lows

The non-profit organization of Geneva employs 5 men with the task of drafting an international agreement to form a volunteer-corps that will take care of the wounded, while working alongside belligerent armies. Henry Dunant, who was the secretary at this time, was the driving force for the diplomatic efforts that soon led to the foundation of the Red Cross and the first Geneva Convention.

Dunant’s enterprises go bankrupt in 1867. With that he loses all his posts. Embittered and poor, he leaves Geneva and moves to Paris.