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Fridtjof Nansen

The Nobel Peace Prize 1922

Zoologist - Neuroscientist, Polar Explorer, Oceanographer, Humanitarian. 'Nansen Passports' for stateless refugees. Despite Russia then being suspect in Western nations, relief for 7,000,000 to 22,000,000 Russians dying of famine.

Ministered to refugees - methods became classic: custodial care, repatriation, rehabilitation, resettlement, emigration, integration.

Love of mankind is politics in practice.

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FridtjofNansen: Neuro-anatomical Discoveries, Arctic Explorations, and Humanitarian Deeds, Paraplegia, Abrahatn Ohry, M.D.t and Karin Ohry-Kossoy, M.A. 25 (1987) 27-31, © 1987 International Medical Society of Paraplegia

Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) by L F Haas. Neurological stamp. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2003;74:515 doi:10.1136/jnnp.74.4.515

The Arctic: Exploration Timeline, Polar Discovery.


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Fridtjof Nansen: An Advocate for Armenian Refugees - Civilnet TV Published on Mar 31, 2015 5:51

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Fridtjof Nansen
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Name: Fridtjof Nansen
Birth: 10 October 1861, Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway
Death: 13 May 1930, Oslo, Norway
Institution: Norway
Award: Originator of "Nansen passports" (for refugees), Norwegian Delegate, Société des Nations, Explorer, Scientist
Subject: humanitarian work
History of Discovery
Honoring Nansen
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