Auschwitz Foundation - International Prizes
International Prizes

The Auschwitz Foundation Prizes are awarded annually to two high-level academic works in honour of all victims of the Nazi concentration camps and extermination centres. We also offer an annual research grant.

In order to promote multidisciplinary scientific work, the Auschwitz Foundation has awarded an annual ‘Auschwitz Foundation Prize’ since 1986 and, since 2002, an ‘Auschwitz Foundation - Jacques Rozenberg Prize’ - in honour of all the victims of the Nazi concentration camps and extermination centres - to reward original and unpublished research on the historical, social, political, economic, cultural and ideological processes that gave rise to mass crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Since 2012-2013, the Auschwitz Foundation has offered, in addition to the two prizes, an annual 'research grant', which was doubled in 2023 with a 'Research Grant from the Auschwitz Foundation - Jacques Rozenberg' offered by the Fondation Rozenberg-Caillet - Mains Ouvertes, Dignité de Vie. We warmly thank its Founder-President, Andrée Caillet, for this important initiative.

All four amount to €3,125.

Both prizes are primarily aimed at high-level academic work: doctorates, masters and research. The inter-university juries called upon to deliberate on these works are made up of professors from Belgian and foreign universities, researchers specialised in the themes dealt with and members of the Auschwitz Foundation's Scientific Council.

In addition to awarding these prizes, the Auschwitz Foundation reserves the right to enter into a research agreement with one or more authors whose work has not been awarded a prize. To this end, it may allocate a small amount of financial aid to support the applicant in pursuing their research, depending on the comments made by the jury.


Jacques Rozenberg - 1998 - Auschwitz


 The Auschwitz Foundation Prizes have been granted for the academic year 2022-2023 to the following researchers:

  • The ‘Auschwitz Foundation Prize’ (€3,125) to Ms Violaine BARADUC for her work entitled Violences d’un autre genre. Ethnographier les mémoires criminelles des prisonnières génocidaires du Rwanda, thèse de doctorat en anthropologie sociale, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales / École doctorale de l’EHESS / Institut des mondes africains, Paris, 2022.

  • The ‘Auschwitz Foundation – Jacques Rozenberg Prize’ (€3,125) to Mr Christophe BUSCH for his work entitled Picturing perpetration: The Holocaust seen through “the image as message”, doctoral thesis externally prepared, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2022.

  • The ‘Research grant from the Auschwitz Foundation’ (€3,125)  to Ms Mélina BURLAUD for her doctoral thesis project entitled La musique au camp de Gurs : 1939-1944, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Collège Sciences Sociales et Humanités, Département Histoire / en cotutelle avec l’Université d’Oldenburg, Institut für Musik, Kulturgeschichte der Musik.

  • The ‘Research grant from the Auschwitz Foundation – Jacques Rozenberg’ (€3,125)  to Mr Tadek MARKIEWICZ for his research project entitled Christ Among Nations: Holocaust as a source of Poland's unease, Postdoctoral fellow at the Hugo Valentin Center at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

The academic session for the presentation of the Auschwitz Foundation 2021-2022 Prizes, took place on Wednesday 9 November 2022 in the Gothic Room of Brussels City Hall, hosted by:

  • Mr Philippe CLOSE, Mayor of the City of Brussels, and by the Council of Aldermen of the City of Brussels
  • Mr Henri GOLDBERG, President, and by the Board of Directors of Remembrance of Auschwitz

and was honoured by the presence of :

  • Mr Joachim SPYNS, Advisor to Mr Thomas DERMINE, State Secretary for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investments, in charge of Science Policy, added to the Minister of the Economy and Employment
  • Mr Pieter Jan KLEIWEG de ZWAAN, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Belgium
  • Mr François SÉNÉMAUD, Ambassador of France to Belgium


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