The Nobel Peace Prize 1944

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The Nobel Peace Prize 1944 was awarded to Comité international de la Croix Rouge (International Committee of the Red Cross) "for the great work it has performed during the war on behalf of humanity."
The International Committee of the Red Cross received the Nobel Prize one year later, in 1945. During the selection process in 1944, the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that none of the year's nominations met the criteria as outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel. According to the Nobel Foundation's statutes, the Nobel Prize can in such a case be reserved until the following year, and this statute was then applied. The International Committee of the Red Cross therefore received the Nobel Prize for 1944 one year later, in 1945.

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