Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

Nobel Peace Prize Nominees

Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Irony – Nobel Peace Prize nominees included Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini… The Italian Fascist dictator was nominated in 1935 which was the same year he invaded Ethiopia. The nomination also came after he had placed three-quarters of all Italian businesses under state control. Mussolini was nominated by two different people. One of the letters of recommendation came from a German law professor while the other was from a professor in France. In 1939, Hitler was nominated by E.G.C. Brandt who was a member of the Swedish parliament. However, Brandt did not actually nominate Hitler because he believed in what the Führer stood for. Instead, the nomination was a protest against the nomination of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain that year. While Hitler had no chance of getting the Noble Peace Prize, it was not actually awarded that year because of the outbreak of World War II. In the years after WWII, other strange nominations would occur. The most confusing would be the two nominations for Joseph Stalin. The former leader of the Soviet Union was nominated first in 1945 and again in 1948...

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