Deadline: 30 June 2023.
National Fund Simon Wiesenthal Prize 2023
The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism invites individuals and groups from civil society to submit an entry for the Simon Wiesenthal Prize 2023. Candidates’ work and activities must focus on and be characterised by outstanding civic engagement to combat antisemitism and/or promote Holocaust education.
Special criteria for the award include:
- active contribution to a civil society project countering antisemitism
- addressing antisemitism both critically and pro-actively
- special commitment to promoting education about the Holocaust and its consequences
- commitment to promoting activities and/or measures to counteract antisemitism.
The candidates’ work and activities must actively communicate, consolidate and disseminate knowledge about the Holocaust, enhance and foster understanding in society of the mechanisms and consequences of antisemitism, and raise awareness of the dangers of contemporary antisemitism. In particular, sensitivity, awareness and understanding should be developed wherever and whenever a special focus is to be placed on promoting a critical attitude towards antisemitism.
Individuals and/or groups may be nominated or may apply.
The Simon Wiesenthal Prize is endowed annually with a total of 30,000 euros and is awarded in two categories:
- civic engagement to combat antisemitism (7,500 euros)
- civic engagement to promote Holocaust education (7,500 euros).
In addition, a main prize endowed with 15,000 euros will be awarded for outstanding civic engagement to combat antisemitism and/or promote Holocaust education.
How to Apply
You can apply for the Simon Wiesenthal Prize in your own right – as an individual or as a group – or nominate another person or group for the Simon Wiesenthal Prize. Entries can only be submitted during the submission period. The date on which the entry is received by the National Fund is deemed to be the date of submission. Entries received after this date cannot be considered.
To submit an entry, the online application form must be used.