German National Prize

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The German National Prize honors people in contemporary history who have advocated the growing together, the unity and unification of Germany and Europe . It is awarded by the German National Foundation, usually annually since 1997. Although the name might suggest otherwise , it is a privately awarded prize by the foundation; the only generally awarded official merit award of the Federal Republic of Germany is the Federal Cross of Merit .

The prize is endowed with up to 75,000 euros; In addition, the award winners can propose a recipient of a sponsorship award, which is then funded by the foundation.

Award winners

Previous prices with a similar designation

Certificate for the German National Prize 1949
awarded by Wilhelm Pieck to Friedrich Hund
Berlin, August 25, 1949

In the National Socialist German Reich as well as in the Soviet-occupied zone and in the GDR , official state prizes called the National Prize were awarded. Neither in terms of content nor historically are these prices in a line of continuity to one another.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. German National Prize awarded to Loest, Maron and Tellkamp at, June 16, 2009 (accessed June 17, 2009)
  2. German-Polish "bridge builders" are honored (press release of the German National Foundation of March 24, 2010; PDF, 85 kB)
  3. Monument protector Kiesow is honored . In: Saarbrücker Zeitung of May 5, 2011, p. B4. (accessed on May 5, 2011)
  4. German National Prize 2012
  5. ^ German National Prize 2014 for the Leipzig Monday Demonstrations . The German National Foundation. 2014. Accessed March 12, 2014.
  6. National Prize for Dr. Rafał Dutkiewicz. In: press release. German National Foundation , March 8, 2017, accessed on March 10, 2017 .
  7. The originals of the certificate and medal for the 1949 German National Prize awarded to Friedrich Hund are in the possession of his eldest son.