Nomination Archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:8 - 1
Name:Joseph Vissarionovitch Stalin
Year, Birth:1879
Year, Death:1953
Profession:Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922-1953), Premier of the Soviet state (1941-1953)
Motivation:Stalin was nominated for his efforts to end World War II.
Name:Halvdan Koht
Year, Birth:1873
Year, Death:1965
Profession:Historian and former foreign minister. Former member of the Nobel Committee (1919-1937, 1940-1942)
University:University of Oslo
Country:NORWAY (NO)
Comments: 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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