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 (ŏs′ē-ĕt′skē, ô′sē-), Carl von 1889-1938.
German journalist and pacifist who was imprisoned in the 1930s for exposing Germany's military buildup. He won the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize.
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(Biography) Carl von (karl fɔn). 1889–1938, German pacifist leader. He was imprisoned for revealing Germany's secret rearmament (1931–32) and again under Hitler (1933–36): Nobel peace prize 1935
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(ˌɔ siˈɛts ki)

Carl von, 1889–1938, German pacifist leader: Nobel peace prize 1935.
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Though the idea has been posited in the past, now the biologists from Lund University, Sweden, and Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany, were able to pin down the exact molecule responsible for the action - "Cry4." It belongs to a class of proteins called cryptochromes, a group sensitive to blue light and biological sleep cycles of many animals.
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In 'Death of Dreams' (1936), German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky is pictured imprisoned, shortly after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.
He refused to renounce his views in exchange for his release, and so he became the first Nobel Peace laureate to end his life in custody since Carl von Ossietzky died in a Nazi prison hospital 79 years ago.