Below is a translation of a document known as the Pan-European Manifesto, also known as Paneuropa.
This is the founding document of the Pan-European movement.
The original in German may be found here:
NB: The translation is as close to literal as possible whilst remaining intelligible. Some passages may not read fluidly in English. The intention of the author is preserved. Minor changes have been made in order to ensure some passages are intelligible. The layout – paragraphing – is as per the German source. Typographic emphasis has not been preserved.
The Pan European Manifesto
Count Richard Nikolaus von Coudenhove-Kalergi, 1923
Europe’s fateful hour strikes!
In European factories weapons are daily forged to rend European men – in European laboratories daily are brewed poisons to exterminate European women and children.
Meanwhile, Europe is playing with inconceivable levity its fate; in incomprehensible blindness it does not see what is imminent; in incomprehensible inactivity it can is…
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