Friday night in Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to the jailed Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiabo. But no one will be able to collect the award, because China has refused to allow Xiabo or his wife to travel to Norway for the ceremony. That's happened before, in the 1930s, when peace activist and journalist Carl von Ossietzky was in a concentration camp when it was announced he won the prize. For more on von Ossietzky, NPR's Guy Raz talks to Istvan Deak, a professor emeritus of history at Columbia University.
China's Nobel Crackdown Echoes 1936
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