During the occupation of Norway, three members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee fled into exile. The remaining members escaped persecution from the Germans when the Nobel Foundation said that the Committee constructing in Oslo was Swedish property.
In 1948, the yr of Gandhi’s death, the Nobel Committee declined to award a prize on the grounds that “there was no appropriate residing candidate” that 12 months. Later, when the 14th Dalai Lama was awarded the Peace Prize in 1989, the chairman of the committee mentioned that this was “partly a tribute to the reminiscence of Mahatma Gandhi”. Other excessive-profile people with broadly recognised contributions to peace have been missed out. Foreign Policy lists Eleanor Roosevelt, Václav Havel, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Sari Nusseibeh, and Corazon Aquino as people who “by no means won the prize, but should have”.
Thus it was a safe haven from the German navy, which was not at war … Read More