Welcome, readers from various news sites!
Since this article was posted, I have learned that the nomination of Hitler for the Nobel Peace prize was a deliberate hoax on the part of Mr. Brandt, issued in protest of the nomination of Neville Chamberlain for the same prize. Mr. Brandt’s satire was so deadpan that he fooled the major newspapers and the German government (not to mention me).
See the updated story, Protesting the Nobel Appeasement Prize, that I posted a few days later.
This little gem speaks for itself.
Adolf Hitler, the Yasir Arafat of the 1930s! Does this mean that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be the next nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize?
The Nomination Database for the Nobel Prize in Peace, 1901-1955
|Profession/Category:||Chancellor and Führer of Germany (1933-1945).|
|Motivation:||Hitler was the leader of the German Nationalist Socialist Party.|
|Profession/Category:||Member of the Swedish parliament|
|Comment:||The nomination was withdrawn in a letter of February 1, 1939.|
Notice that the nomination was withdrawn on February 1, 1939. I wonder what happened to change Mr. Brandt’s mind…?
Hat tip: CG.