Simon Wiesenthal Prize

In 2021 the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism will, for the first time, confer the Simon Wiesenthal Prize for outstanding civic engagement to combat antisemitism and promote Holocaust education.

The mandate to confer the award was granted in 2020 by an amendment to the National Fund Law, Federal Law Gazette I No. 94/2020.

The Simon Wiesenthal Prize will be conferred once a year. For this purpose, the Federal Government will provide an annual sum of 30,000 euros as prize money.

The Simon Wiesenthal Prize may be conferred upon up to three persons or groups that have been nominated by a jury and selected by the Board of Trustees of the National Fund.

The Simon Wiesenthal Prize Jury

The Simon Wiesenthal Prize Jury is appointed by the Board of Trustees of the National Fund for the duration of one legislative period. It submits a shortlist of potential prizewinners to the Board of Trustees.

Announcement and applications

Participants are cordially invited to submit their application or nomination electronically on the website from 16 August up to and including 30 September 2021. Further details as well as the conditions of participation are contained in the guidelines.