Adolf Alois Hitler Jr
Class of 1939
In 1939 Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize. After the
invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938, the war,  thanks to the stooping of
Chamberlain and Daladier,  had been avoided. Some smart Swedish
member of Parliament, Mr. E.G.C. Brandt, thought original and
rewarding to propose the Reich's Chancellor for  nomination. Why not
indeed ? The same year, another bunch of men of influence had
designated the Führer for the cover of
TIME magazine and Adolf  Hitler
became Man of the Year for 1938.
At least the editors of  TIME had the decency to specify
that his award was given
for the best or the worst and
were not dupe of themselves like this out-of-his-mind
Swedish MP.  As any member of national assemblies
around the world,  Mr. Brandt had  the right to make
nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. It is noteworthy
that Mr. Brandt himself, in a letter of 1 February 1939,
tried to recall the nomination.

None among the five members of the Nobel Prize
Committee took the proposal of Mr. Brandt seriously and
the distinguished MP only and briefly made a fool of
himself. Eventually from 1939 to 1945,  of the prize money
for this period, one-third was transferred to the Main Fund
and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute's Special Fund or was
reserved (1943, 1944). In 1945, it was attributed for 1944
to the  International Committee of the Red Cross.