Magnet Fridtjof Nansen11.4*3.8 cm
Magnet with design and quote of Fridtjof Nansen.
Fridtjof Nansen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his leading role in the repatriation of prisoners in war, in international relief work and as the League of Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees.
Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, polar explorer, political activist and humanist. He earned a doctoral degree in zoology, crossed Greenland’s ice cap and endured harsh winters in the Arctic wilderness. He also actively supported Norway’s withdrawal from the union with Sweden in 1905. After WWI, Nansen oversaw the prisoner-of-war exchange between Russia, Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire under the auspices of the new League of Nations. He participated in relief efforts when famine broke out in the Soviet Union. In 1922 Fridtjof Nansen was named the League of Nation’s first high commissioner for repatriation of refugees. That same year, the League began to issue the “Nansen Passport” to stateless persons, enabling them to cross national borders. In his final years, Nansen dedicated himself to the cause of Armenian refugees.
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