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Paul Grueninger Award

Paul Grueninger Award

Award Details

Focus theme
Refugees, Minority Rights

Geographical focus
International

Public nominations
Unknown

Prize Money (EUR)
50000.00

Upcoming ceremony

Country
Switzerland

Year Founded
2000

Year Discontinued

Award Frequency
Occasional

Deadline
09/21/2019

Email
sekretariat@paul-grueninger.ch

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About Paul Grueninger Award

Named after Paul Grueninger who was a Swiss police commander in St. Gallen, who saved about 3,600 Jewish refugees by backdating their visas and falsifying other documents to indicate that they had entered Switzerland at a time when legal entry of refugees was still possible. He was dismissed from the police force for misconduct, received no pension and died in poverty in 1972. In 1995 the district court of St. Gallen revoked the judgment. The government of the Canton of St.Gallen later paid compensation to his descendants which helped to constitute prize.


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