Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
The Peace Prize is entrusted to a foundation. Prize winners are announced by the foundation’s board of trustees which makes its decisions independently and in confidential consultation. The following sentence from the Peace Prize’s statute sums up the foundation’s fundamental goal: “The foundation is committed to peace, humanity and understanding among all peoples and nations of the world. The Peace Prize promotes international tolerance by acknowledging individuals who have contributed to these ideals through their exceptional activities, especially in the fields of literature, science and art. Prize winners are chosen without any reference to their national, racial or religious background. The Peace Prize is generally award on an annual basis and can also be granted posthumously.” ˧

https://www.friedenspreis-des-deutschen-buchhandels.de ˧

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