Ossietzky

1991 GK10. Discovered 1991 Apr. 9 by F. Börngen at Tautenburg.

Named in memory of Carl von Ossietzky (1889-1938), German publicist and editor of the weekly paper Weltböhne from 1927 to 1933. A staunch republican, he warned against militarism and National Socialism. In 1931 he received an 18-month prison sentence for disclosing the rearmament of the Reich in violation of the treaty of Versailles. Imprisoned by the Nazis in 1933, Ossietzky received the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize but was not allowed to accept it. He was released in 1936 following worldwide protests but died shortly afterwards due to the ill-treatment he had received while in prison. (M 30478)

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