tumblr mm1s7jox6j1roqv59o1 500 J. Stalin and A. Hitler were nominated for Nobel Peace prizes

Adolf Hitler was nominated in 1939. The Nazi dictator was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939, by a member of the Swedish parliament, an E.G.C. Brandt. Apparently though, Brandt never intended the nomination to be taken seriously. Brandt was to all intents and purposes a dedicated antifascist and had intended this nomination more as a satiric criticism of the current political debate in Sweden. However, Brandt’s satirical intentions were not well received and the nomination was withdrawn in a letter dated 1 February 1939.

Joseph Stalin, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922-1953), was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 and 1948 for his efforts to end World War II.

Source: www.nobelprize.org