The Simon- Wiesenthal-Prize

Entry deadline: 30 September 2021

The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, established at the Parliament, announces the Simon-Wiesenthal-Prize for the first time in 2021. 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:

▪ civil society commitment against antisemitism (€ 7,500)

▪ civil society commitment to education about the Holocaust (€ 7,500)

In addition, a main prize – endowed with € 15,000 – is awarded for special civil society commitment against antisemitism and/or for education about the Holocaust.

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