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in Peace, 1901-1956

Year: 1931
Number: 26-1
   
Nominee 1:  
Erich Maria Remarque
M
1898
1970
Author
DE (GERMANY)
   
Nominee 2:  
Nicholas Murray Butler
M
1862
1947
Professor of Philosophy. President of Columbia University. President of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Columbia
New York City
US (UNITED STATES)
Pea 1931 »
   
Motivation: Remarque was nominated for his novel "Im Westen nicht Neues" (All Quiet on the Western Front) 1929, in which he depicted a realistic picture of the German army and the horrors of war.
Butler advocated peace, international cooperation and arbitration. He supported the Briand-Kellogg Pact, and he promoted international understanding. Butler also assisted in the establishment of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, of which he was a trustee and later president (1925-45).
   
Nominator:
 
Sigismond Cybichowski
M
Professor of Law (Jurisprudence)
Warsaw
Warsaw
PL (POLAND)
   
Evaluation: No
   
Comment: Butler was also on the short list, but no new evaluation was requested.

The German Officer Association (Deutscher Officier-Bund) protested against Remarque's candidacy, claiming that his book was a gross offence against the German army and the German soldier.
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