The Margot Friedländer Award calls on young people and pupils to research the Holocaust, its witnessing and to translate in into interactive projects, and to oppose contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, racism and ostracism.

Propose a project idea before November 11th, 2019

The Margot Friedländer Award entails an award of up to 5000€ to facilitate the realisation of the nominated project idea between January and July 2020.

In terms of content, the projects should deal with two of the following topics:

  • Confronting the Holocaust and commemorating those persecuted and murdered by the National Socialist regime
  • Ideas on how to continue the work of witnesses of the Holocaust
  • Engagement against anti-Semitism, racism and ostracism today

Eligibility requirements

The Margot Friedländer Award is open nationally to all school pupils in secondary levels I and II as well as youth groups and apprentices till 25 years old who have not commenced a course of study.

The application should be accompanied by details of the composition of the project group, a short project description (5-10 lines), a 2-3 page detailed description of the project idea (how does the project relate to the Prize criteria and what will it achieve?) and details about the planned milestones and costs of realising the project in 2020.

Project partners and Jury

The Margot Friedländer Prize is a competition run by the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe, made possible by the generous support of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs as part of the Federal “Demokratie leben!” programme, Ernst & Young, and the Berliner Sparkasse.

The jury is composed of Margot Friedländer, Dr. Cornelius Grossmann, Adolf Haasen, Ilka Keuper, Dr. Peter Matthias, Kai-Uwe Peter, André Schmitz-Schwarzkopf, Ulrich Plett, Ozan Keskinkilic and yearly one or two members of the Young Jury.

The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


We are happy to offer further information directly related to the call for entries. You can contact our project manager of the Award Esther Spicker (, +49 (0)30 7262 195-38.

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