The Simon Wiesenthal Prize 2022 was awarded to Zikaron BaSalon, a social initiative commemorating the Holocaust.
The initiative focuses on the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, bringing new meaning and inviting participants from all sectors and of all ages to take an active part in preserving the memory of the Holocaust for future generations.
Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi and Waltraut Barton were also honoured.
The award ceremony took place on 13 March 2023 in the Plenary Hall of the National Council in the Austrian Parliament.
In 2023, a total of 263 entries were submitted for the Simon Wiesenthal Prize from 33 countries worldwide, including entries from Israel, the USA, Argentina, Peru and South Africa as well as Austrian and European projects.
The Prize, which is endowed with an annual sum of 30,000 €, is awarded by the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for the Victims of National Socialism, established at the Austrian Parliament.
The Prize was created to honour the memory of Simon Wiesenthal, who made a formidable contribution to the international reckoning with the crimes of National Socialism.