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Former Minister for Integration Listhaug boasted that "Norway today has Europe's strictest immigration policy". The contrast to the national hero Nansen's humanitarian work after the First World War could hardly be greater?

In the autumn of 96 years ago, in 1922, Fridtjof Nansen received the Nobel Peace Prize. Committee leader Stang praised Nansen for not allowing humanitarian measures to be "hindered by political arguments". Nansen chose to be at the forefront of helping refugees in Europe. In the Armenian genocide center in Yerevan, the image of Nansen and his secretary Vidkun Quisling has a prominent place. There, the two are praised for their efforts for refugees and human rights in Europe. The continent was flooded with survivors in search of land to plant their roots in after the war-torn horrors and the new peace. . .

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John Y. Jones
Cand. Philol, freelance journalist affiliated with MODERN TIMES

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