Simon Wiesenthal Prize
The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism confers 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.