Carl von Ossietzky

Carl von Ossietzky

Born: October 3, 1889

Died: May 4, 1938

Nationality: German

Occupation: Activist

Biography: Carl von Ossietzky was a German pacifist and the recipient of the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize. He was convicted of high treason and espionage in 1931 after publishing details of Germany's alleged violation of the Treaty of Versailles by rebuilding an air force, the predecessor of the Luftwaffe, and training pilots in the Soviet Union.