International Prizes - Auschwitz Foundation
International Prizes

The Auschwitz Foundation Prizes are awarded annually to two high-level academic works in honour of all victims of the Nazi concentration camps and extermination centres. We also offer an annual research grant.

In order to promote multidisciplinary scientific work, the Auschwitz Foundation has awarded an annual ‘Auschwitz Foundation Prize’ since 1986 and, since 2002, an ‘Auschwitz Foundation - Jacques Rozenberg Prize’ - in honour of all the victims of the Nazi concentration camps and extermination centres - to reward original and unpublished research on the historical, social, political, economic, cultural and ideological processes that gave rise to mass crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

From 2012-2013 onwards, the Auschwitz Foundation will offer, in addition to the two prizes, an annual 'research grant'.

All three amount to €3,125.

Both prizes are primarily aimed at high-level academic work: doctorates, masters and research. The inter-university juries called upon to deliberate on these works are made up of professors from Belgian and foreign universities, researchers specialised in the themes dealt with and members of the Auschwitz Foundation's Scientific Council.

In addition to awarding these prizes, the Auschwitz Foundation reserves the right to enter into a research agreement with one or more authors whose work has not been awarded a prize. To this end, it may allocate a small amount of financial aid to support the applicant in pursuing their research, depending on the comments made by the jury.

 

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Jacques Rozenberg - 1998 - Auschwitz

 

 The Auschwitz Foundation Prizes have been granted for the academic year 2021-2022 to the following researchers:

  • The ‘Auschwitz Foundation Prize’ (€3,125) to Ms Ines ZAHRA for her work entitled « Ô Dieu jusques à quand ? » Penser, représenter, élaborer le traumatisme des guerres de Religion dans la tragédie française de 1562 à 1610, thèse de doctorat en Arts du spectacle, Université Paris Nanterre, 2021.

 

  • The ‘Auschwitz Foundation – Jacques Rozenberg Prize’ (€3,125) to Ms Susanne BARTH for her work entitled The Oberschlesische Hydrierwerke AG and the Auschwitz Subcamp Blechhammer, 1939-1945, Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany, 2020.

 

  •  A ‘Special Jury Prize’ (€3,125)  to Mr Rudy RIGAUT for his work entitled « JUIFS » dans la zone littorale du Nord et du Pas-de-Calais du début du XIXe siècle à la fin des années 2010, thèse de doctorat en histoire, École doctorale Sciences de l’homme et de la société (SHS) Lille, Université d’Artois (Arras), 2020.

 

  • The ‘Research grant from the Auschwitz Foundation’ (€3,125)  to Mr Benjamin NDJAMA for his documentary project entitled Le génocide Rwandais on how the memory of the genocide is transmitted and communicated to the younger generations. The author of the project is a student in the Master's programme in African Studies at the ULB.

The academic session for the presentation of the Auschwitz Foundation 2021-2022 Prizes, took place on Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the Gothic Room of Brussels City Hall, hosted by:

  • Mr Philippe CLOSE, Mayor of the City of Brussels, and by the Council of Aldermen of the City of Brussels
  • Mr Henri GOLDBERG, President, and by the Board of Directors of Remembrance of Auschwitz


and was honoured by the presence of :

  • Mr Xavier LEPOIVRE, Deputy Head of Cabinet of Mr Thomas DERMINE, State Secretary for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investments, in charge of Science Policy, added to the Minister of the Economy and Employment
  • Mr Martin KOTTHAUS, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Belgium.
  • Mr François SÉNÉMAUD, Ambassador of France to Belgium

Videos of the award ceremony 2020 and (FR)


Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021

Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
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Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021
Remise des prix Fondation Auschwitz 2020 et 2021 - octobre 2021

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Auschwitz Foundation – Remembrance of Auschwitz
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