ought to have the peace prize!"
The renowned Jewish author and Nobel Prize winner, Gertrude Stein,
led the campaign that got Adolf Hitler nominated for the Nobel Peace
Prize in 1938.
"I say that Hitler
ought to have the peace prize, because he is removing all the
elements of contest and of struggle from Germany. By driving
out the Jews and the democratic and Left element, he is driving
out everything that conduces to activity. That means peace..."
This was disclosed by Gustav Hendrikksen, a former member of the Nobel committee, in Nativ, a political magazine published in Israel. (Reports about this appeared in the New York Jewish community weekly Forward, Feb. 2, June 14, and Oct. 25, 1996.)
Hendrikksen recalled: "...Gertrude Stein... turned to a number of intellectuals--no, not all of them Jews--who signed an appeal urging the Nobel prize committee to give Hitler the Nobel peace prize. The committee rejected this proposal politely but firmly..."
In 1939 Adolf Hitler was once again nominated for the Nobel peace prize by E.G.C. Brandt, Member of the Swedish parliament. He was subsequently pressurized to withdraw this nomination.
Stein, renowned Jewish author and Nobel Laureate