Who received a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939?

  • Adolf Hitler correct

    The history of the Nobel prizes dates back to the late 1800s. Funding from the estate of Alfred Nobel, a Swedish inventor and industrialist, finances the series of prizes awarded annually in the categories of medicine, chemistry, literature, physics and peace. The instructions for creating this funding were part of Nobel's will. Each year's nominations go to the Nobel committee, who then select the winner. In 1939, Erik Gottfried Christian Brandt, one of the members of the Swedish Parliament, thought it would be a funny joke to nominate Adolf Hitler for the Peace Prize. Shortly after making the nomination, Brandt withdrew it. Source: WarHistoryOnLine.com

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