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in Peace, 1901-1956

Year: 1945
Number: 7-1
   
Nominee:  
Jan Christian Smuts
M
1870
1950
Prime Minister (1919-1924, 1939-1948)
Pretoria
ZA (SOUTH AFRICA)
   
Motivation: Smuts was nominated for his efforts to end World War II. South Africa's main role in the war was to help the allies in preventing Germany and Italy from conquering North Africa
   
Nominator:
 
Halvdan Koht
M
Historian and former foreign minister. Former member of the Nobel Committee (1919-1937, 1940-1942)
Oslo
Oslo
NO (NORWAY)
   
Evaluation: No
   
Comment: The nominations made in 1944 and 1945 were valid for both the reserved prize for 1944 and for the 1945 prize.

Koht nominated Cordell Hull for the peace prize, but he also mentioned seven other candidates that were qualified for the peace prize. However, he did not explicitly nominate any of them. The persons mentioned were: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston S. Churchill, Anthony Eden, Josef Stalin, Max Litvinov, Edvard Benes, Jan Smuts.

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