Gruppenfoto Preisverleihung 2019

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 2020

Project: “Ways of remembrance” – traces of Jewish life in Köthen, Freie Schule Anhalt, Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt

Project: Picture books against forgetting: biographies of concentration camp survivors for children and young people, Elly-Heuss-Knapp-Realschule, Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia

Project: Remembering the 500 Jewish female inmates of the Neugraben concentration camp, Gymnasium Süderelbe, Neugraben, Hamburg


In addition, one more project was awarded a recognition award in 2020

Project: “The stranded train” – fates we need to remember, Kurfürst-Joachim-Friedrich-Gymnasium Wolmirstedt, Wolmirstedt, Saxony-Anhalt

The Highlights of the Digital Margot Friedländer Award Ceremony 2020:


Angela Merkel’s greeting for the 2020 Margot Friedländer Award Ceremony:  

Call for application for 2020!

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 soon.

Award ceremony & Seminar

On May 13th 2019, we celebrated the Margot Friedländer Award 2019 together with Margot Friedländer, two schools from Hessen and one from Saarland.

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.

Young Jury

Young people between the ages of 16 and 24 meet for a training seminar in Berlin and select projects from all applications that they consider particularly worthy to be awarded.

Awardees and Projects

Find out more about the eligibility requirements

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