Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1948
Number:20 - 2
 
Nominee:
Name:Raoul Wallenberg
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1912
Year, Death:1947
Profession:Businessman and diplomat
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
 
Motivation:Wallenberg was nominated for his efforts to rescue Hungarian Jews during World War II. In 1944 he established "protected houses" flying the flags of neutral countries, where Jews could be protected from deportation to concentration camps. He also distributed food and clothing to Jewish prisoners and tried to provide some of them with papers and money so that they could escape from the Nazis. Wallenberg advocated peace and humanitarianism through his work for Jewish refugees.
 
Nominator:
Name:Harold Joseph Laski
Gender:M
Profession:Professor of Political Science
University:University of London
City:London
Country:UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
 
Comments: Wallenberg was arrested by Soviet authorities in Hungary in Januray 1945. He was sent to a prison in the Soviet Union, and he disappeared in 1947. The nominator emphasized that the Nobel Peace Prize could contribute to hasten his release.
 

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