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The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis is a literary prize that was awarded in 1980 by the Bavarian State Association. V. was initiated in the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and the City of Munich . The award is given annually to a book "which testifies to intellectual independence and is suitable for promoting civil liberty, moral, intellectual and aesthetic courage and giving important impulses to the current sense of responsibility."

The prize is named in memory of and in honor of Sophie and Hans Scholl because of their commitment to the White Rose in the resistance against National Socialism . It is endowed with 10,000 euros and will be presented at a ceremony in Munich's Ludwig Maximilians University .

Award winners

Geschwister-Scholl-Prize 2019 to Ahmet Altan (absent)
Awarded the Geschwister-Scholl-Prize 2018 to Götz Aly
2014 Geschwister-Scholl Prize for Glenn Greenwald
Geschwister-Scholl-Prize 2010 to Joachim Gauck


  • Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (publisher): 25 years Geschwister-Scholl-Preis , Munich 2004

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