The Margot Friedländer Award

Since 2014, the Margot Friedländer Prize has called on young people and pupils to research the Holocaust, its witnessing and translate in into interactive projects to oppose contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, racism and ostracism. The Award is awarded to projects that have not yet been completed.

The Margot Friedländer Award of 2019

1st Place: project “Paths of remembrance in the community of Nohfelden”, Stolperstein-Group at Gemeinschaftsschule Nohfelden-Türkismühle, Saarland

2nd Place: project “Get the stones rolling”, Martin- Buber-Schule Gießen, Hessen

3rd Place: project “Expulsion into exile” – context of the first list of expatriates (Ausbürgerungsliste) of the National Socialsits in August 1933″, Heinrich-Böll-Schule Hattersheim, Hessen

In addition, three more projects will be awarded a recognition prize in 2019. In this way, the jury would like to acknowledge outstanding projects, but no prize money awarded:


● Project: “Walking on broken pieces – routes of remembrance”, -Carl-Hermann Gymnasium, Schönebeck, Sachsen-Anhalt

● Project: “Investigated – Inquired – Demanded – Jewish life in Emsland – seeking traces against forgetting”, Gymnasium Werlte, Werlte, Niedersachsen

● Project: “We get the treasure out of the fire ­– Reading against forgetting”, Philipp-Melanchthon-Gymnasium Meine, Meine, Niedersachsen

The 2018/19 call for entries

Who can apply and with what kind of project? In June, the Margot Friedlander Award is open for entries from across Germany. Here you will find all the information you need about the Award.

The 2018 award ceremony

On March 6th, 2018, the President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, and Margot Friedländer awarded the 2018 Margot Friedländer Award to three school projects from Hamburg, Braunschweig and Rochlitz. The award ceremony was held at Max Liebermann Haus, Berlin, and was attended by over 150 guests.

Margot Friedländer

Margot Friedländer survived the Holocaust, and she regularly visits schools across Germany to speak about her life and to help young people to encourage their civic engagement.

Mentor programme

Academics, artists and educators take over mentorships to recipients of the award and advise them in the process of the realisation of their projects.

Awardees and Projects

Find out more about the eligibility requirements

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