D O C . 3 4 3 O N M O D E R N WA R F A R E 5 1 7 Published in Chemical Warfare 1930: an abridged report of papers read at an International Confer- ence at Frankfurt am Main, 1929, called by the Women’s International League for Peace and Free- dom. London: Williams and Norgate, 1930, pp. 83–85.  In January 1929, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom convened the Inter- national Conference on Modern Methods of Warfare and the Protection of the Civil Populations at Frankfurt am Main. The conference sought to draw attention to the dangers that technological prog- ress, specifically chemical warfare, posed not only on the battlefield, but also to unarmed civilians (see Bussey and Tims 1980, pp. 65–66, and Perlen 1930, p. 7).  Dated under the assumption that Einstein responded after receiving Frida Perlen’s letter of 19 December see Doc. 343.  See Abs. 796 for Frida Perlen’s request that Einstein sign the declaration that Paul Langevin had drafted. For Einstein’s message to the conference, see Doc. 343. 343. Statement for the International Conference on Modern Methods of Warfare and the Protection of Civil Populations [Berlin, after 19 December 1928] Für mich ist jede Tötung von Menschen gemeiner Mord, auch wenn es der Staat im Grossen thut. ADftL. Nathan and Norden 2004, p. 112. [28 068]. Appended at the bottom of Abs. 796.  For the solicitation of Einstein’s message, see Abs. 796. At the 1924 annual conference of the Women’s International League for Peace in Washington, DC, professors of chemistry Naima Sahlbom and Gertrud Woker informed their fellow members of the dangers of exposure to chemical weapons. The support they garnered from the international scientific community for their research led them to plan the International Conference on the Modern Methods of Warfare and the Protection of Civil Populations, scheduled for January 1929 (see Perlen 1930, p. 7 Bussey and Tims 1980, pp. 65–66).  Dated by the fact that this is a reply to Abs. 796.