Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1936
Number:46 - 1
 
Nominee 1:
Name: The Nansen International Office for Refugees
Profession:International aid organization established in 1931
City:Geneva
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1938
 
Nominee 2:
Name: The High Commission for Refugees
Profession:Organization aimed at aiding refugees from Germany after the rise of Nazism in 1933
City:London
Country:UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
 
Motivation:The Nansen International Office for Refugees was nominated for its efforts and its display of worldwide humanitarianism and brotherhood. The High Commission for Refugees was nominated for its work to aid the increasing number of refugees fleeing from Germany after the rise of Nazi-Germany.
 
Nominator:
Name:Halvdan Koht
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1873
Year, Death:1965
Profession:Professor of History. Foreign Minister. Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee (1919-1937, 1940-1942).
City:Oslo
Country:NORWAY (NO)
 
Comments: Koht suggested primarily that an undivided prize was awarded the High Commission for Refugees. If this was not agreed upon by the Committee, he suggested that the prize was equally divided between the two nominees. Both the Nansen International Office for Refugees and the High Commission for Refugees were organizations initiated by the League of Nations. The former organization continuted Nansen's work (League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 1921-30) after his death.
 

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