The Simon Wiesenthal Prize

Entry deadline: 15 September 2022

The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, established at the Parliament, announces the Simon Wiesenthal Prize for the second time in 2022. The prize is intended to honour the memory of the architect, publicist and writer Simon Wiesenthal, who fought tirelessly throughout his life against indifference to the crimes of National Socialism. The Simon Wiesenthal Prize is intended to spur many people and organisations to raise their voices and follow this example.

The Simon Wiesenthal Prize awards up to three individuals or groups of individuals as a distinction for their special civil society commitment to combating antisemitism and raising awareness about the Holocaust. The prize is endowed each year with a total of € 30,000 and is awarded in two categories:

▪ Civic engagement to combat antisemitism (€ 7,500)

▪ Civic engagement to educate people about the Holocaust (€ 7,500)

In addition, a main prize – endowed with € 15,000 – is awarded for civic engagement to combat antisemitism and/or educate people about the Holocaust.

You can submit an entry in your own right or on behalf of a group, or nominate another person or group of people for the award.

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