Summer interview 2015 – Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC

July 2015


What fragrance is associated in your mind with summer holidays?

The scent of pine and jacaranda.

Your first holiday memories?

Transatlantic ships in Genova harbour; and the emotion when they leave.

Your best holiday memories?

Beach family holidays in Italy. Notably the ride from the station to the hotel in a Fiat 500, three suitcases on the roof and four people squeezed inside, driver not included.

Your worst holiday memories?

Being sea sick.

A book you will take with you this summer?

Milan Kundera's The Festival of Insignificance.

Anything you will NOT take with you?



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