Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1931
Number:9 - 1
 
Nominee 1:
Name:Nicholas Murray Butler
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1862
Year, Death:1947
Profession:Professor of Philosophy. President of Columbia University. President of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
University:Columbia University
City:New York
State:NY
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1931
 
Nominee 2:
Name:Erich Maria Remarque
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1898
Year, Death:1970
Profession:Author
Country:GERMANY (DE)
 
Motivation: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). 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.
 
Nominator:
Name:Sigismond Cybichowski
Gender:M
Profession:Professor of Law (Jurisprudence)
University:Warsaw
City:Warsaw
Country:POLAND (PL)
 
Comments: 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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