• Nansen passport

    An identity document for stateless refugees, introduced in 1922. It was named after Fridtjof Nansen, the League of Nations’ High Commissioner for Refugees.
  • National Committee for a Free Germany

    association of German POWs (soldiers and officers) and emigrants in the Soviet Union, founded in 1943. President: Erich Weinert
  • Nationalsozialistischer deutscher Studentenbund

    Collegiate sub-organisation of the NSDAP, founded in 1925
  • Neubauer, Theodor

    1890 – 1945, politician, sociologist, lived together with Lucia Moholy from 1929, was interned after his arrest in August 1933 in various concentration camps and beheaded on 5 February 1945 in Brandenburg Prison.
  • NKWD

    People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, interior secret service in the Soviet Union, responsible in the 1930s and 1940s for arbitrary arrests, banishment, torture and executions during Stalin’s reign of terror.
  • Norden, Ruth

    1906 – 1977, German playwright, head of the foreign department at publishing house S. Fischer Verlag, emigrated in 1934, worked as a reader for publisher A. Alfred Knopf
  • Notgemeinschaft deutscher Wissenschaftler im Ausland (Emergency Association of German Scientists)

    Aid organisation set up by emigrants in Switzerland that offered assistance to scientists and academics in particular
  • Nowak, Willy

    1886-1977, German-Czech painter and graphic artist, professor at the Prague Academy of Arts, where he gave painting classes.