Nomination Archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:24 - 3
Nominee 1:
Name:Gustav Stresemann
Year, Birth:1878
Year, Death:1929
Profession:Former Chancellor (1923). Foreign Minister (1923, 1924-29).
Country:GERMANY (DE)
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1926
Nominee 2:
Name:Hans Luther
Year, Birth:1879
Year, Death:1962
Profession:Jurist. Chancellor.
Country:GERMANY (DE)
Motivation:Stresemann was nominated for being largely responsible for restoring the international status of Germany after World War I, and for his contribution to the Locarno Pact in 1925. Advocate of reconciliation and arbitration. Luther became Minister of Finance under Gustav Stresemann in 1923, and he successfully stabilized the inflated national currency. He continued as Minister of Finance in the next government, and he participated in negotiating the Dawes Plan in 1924.
Name:Frede Castberg
Profession:Advisor to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
University:University of Oslo
Country:NORWAY (NO)
Comments: Castberg suggested that the reserved prize for 1925 was divided between Briand and Chamberlain, while the prize for 1926 was divided between Luther and Stresemann. If this was not agreed upon by the Nobel Comittee, he wished to nominate Benes. The reserved prize for 1925 was divided between Charles Dawes and Chamberlain. The prize for 1926 was divided between Briand and Stresemann. The Locarno Pact sought to normalize relations between Germany and its former enemies. It intended to secure peace in western Europe by eliminating the possibility of border disputes involving Germany, whereby Germany, France, Belgium, Great Britain and Italy mutually guaranteed peace in western Europe.