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Hungary and Switzerland
In brief: On 10 December
1882 Salvation Army operations
were commenced in the Salle de
la Reformation Geneva, by the
Marechle, Catherine Booth, and
Colonel Arthur S. Clibborn.
Bitter opposition was
encountered but now the Army is
recognized as an evangelical and
social force throughout the
Work first commenced in Austria
on 27 May 1927 in Vienna.
Unofficial meetings had been
held earlier, but the official
opening was conducted by Lieut-Commissioner
Bruno Friedrich and Captain
Lydia Saak was the
officer-in-charge. 'Verein der
Heilsarmee' was legally
recognized by the Austrian
Federal Ministry on 8 May 1952.
The Salvation Army's operations
in Hungary were commenced on 24
April 1924 by colonel Rothstein
with two German women-officers.
The evangelistic and social
activities were maintained until
suppressed in 1950. After the
opening of the central European
borders, The Salvation Army was
officially re-established on 3
November 1990 by General Eva
included the Territory:
Austria and Hungary
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