honors

Awards

Ehrung der Shomrin Society in New York am 20.Oktober 1978Verleihung des Ordens von Oranje-Nassau am 10. April 1979. Überreicht durch den Niederländischen Botschafter W.P.L.G. De Boer (rechts) Verleihung des 14th Annual Susie Humanitarian Award in Los Angeles am 19. Jänner 1980. Zeremonienmeister: Frank Sinatra (rechts) Verleihung der Goldmedaille des amerikanischen Kongresses durch Präsident Jimmy Carter am 5. August 1980. Bildmitte: Paul Grosz Überreichung der Jerusalem-Medaille durch den Bürgermeister der Stadt, Teddy Kollek am 23. Dezember 1980 (© Alex Izbicki)Simon Wiesenthal mit seinen Enkelkindern bei Verleihung der Jerusalem-Medaille Wiens Bürgermeister Helmut Zilk überreicht Simon Wiesenthal das Große Silberne Ehrenzeichen des Landes Wien am 22. Oktober 1985 Auszeichnung als Ritter der Ehrenlegion durch Präsident François Mitterand, überreicht durch Botschafter François-Régis Bastide, September 1986

  • Diploma of Honor of the Internationale de Résistance, Brussels, 1973
  • Dutch Medal for Freedom
  • Medal for Freedom of Luxemburg, 1973
  • Needle of Honor of the Austrian Resistance Movement
  • Diploma of Honor of the League of the United Nations
  • Foundation of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies at Yeshiva University of Los Angeles, CA, 1977
  • Annual Award of Merit of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois, 1978
  • Diploma of Honor of the City of Los Angeles, 1978
  • Diploma of Honor of the State of California
  • Diploma of Honor of the Organization of Jewish War Veterans in USA
  • Honorary Member of the French Institut de Recherches de Psychotherapie
  • Jean-Moulin-Medaille, Medal of the French Resistance
  • Kaj-Munk-Medal, Denmark
  • Honorary Member of the Dutch Resistance
  • Honorary Member of the Danish Association of Freedom Fighters
  • Decoration of Honor for merits in connection with the liberation of Austria, 1979
  • Commander of Oranje-Nassau, given by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, 1979
  • Commendatore de la Republica Italiana, given by the Italian President Pertini, 1979
  • Honorary Citizen of Dallas, Texas, 1979
  • Henrietta Szold Award, of the World WIZO Organization in the USA, 1979
  • Honorary Citizen of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 1979
  • 14th Annual Susie Humanitarian Award of the Eddie Cantor Foundation, Los Angeles, 1980
  • Justice Louis Brandeis Award of the Zionist Organization in the USA, 1980
  • Gold Medal of the American Congress, presented by President Carter in the White House, 1980
  • Jerusalem Medal, presented by the Town Council of Jerusalem, 1980
  • Medal of Honor of the Yad Vashem Foundation, Jerusalem
  • Proclamation of the City of New York - Day of Solidarity with Simon Wiesenthal, March 31st, 1981
  • Commandeur de L´Ordre de Mérite, Luxemburg, 1981
  • David Award, Prize of Swiss Jewry for outstanding achievements, Jerusalem, 1981
  • Member of the International Council of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1980
  • Honorary Citizen of Miami Beach, Florida, USA, 1983
  • Gold Medal of the Union of Jewish Congregations in Austria, 1982
  • Honorary Citizen of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 1984
  • Honorary Citizen of Shelby County, Tennessee, USA, 1984
  • The Assembly, Senate and Governor Mario M.Cuomo of the State of New York declare June 13th, 1984 as "Simon Wiesenthal Day"
  • Great Medal of Merit from the President of the German Federal Republic, 1985
  • Grand Silver Medal of Honor for merits in behalf of the Federal State of Vienna, presented by Mayor Helmut Zilk, 1985
  • Knight of the Honorary Legion of France, presented by the President of France, 1986
  • Jabotinsky-Award of Anti-Defamation-League (ADL), 1988
  • Honorary member of the Vienna University of Applied Arts, 1989
  • The Franklin D.Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award, Middelburg, Netherlands, 1990
  • Honorary President of the Austrian League for Human Rights, 1991
  • Otto - Hahn - Peace - Medal, German Society of the United Nations, Berlin, 1991
  • UNESCO Medal of Honor, presented by UNESCO-Director-General, Federico Mayor, Paris, 1992
  • Medal of the City of Paris, 1992
  • Erasmus Prize for an important contribution to European culture and society, presented by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, 1992
  • Award of LAPID - The Movement to Commemorate the Implications of the Holocaust in Israel, 1993
  • Austrian Cross of Honor in the Sciences and Arts, Vienna, 1993
  • Honorary Member of the Academy of Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1994
  • Human Rights Award of the Karl Franzen University, Graz, Austria, 1994
  • Commander’s Cross of the Order “Polonia Restituta”, Warsaw, Poland, 1994
  • Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit, Luxemburg, 1995
  • Ring of Honor of the City of Linz, Austria, 1995
  • Verleihung des Ehrenringes der Stadt Linz, 29.5.1995. V.l.n.r.: Bürgermeister Franz Dobusch, Wiesenthal, Landeshauptmann Josef Ratzenböck, N.N.Überreichung der Ehrenbürgerurkunde der Stadt Wien durch Bürgermeister Michael Häupl, 6. Dezember 1995Überreichung der Ehrenbürgerurkunde der Stadt Wien durch Bürgermeister Michael Häupl, 6. Dezember 1995Das Große Goldene Ehrenkreuz für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich verliehen durch Bundespräsident Heinz Fischer am 9. Juni 2005 in der Wohnung von Simon Wiesenthal
  • Award of the Austrian Booksellers Association for Tolerance in Spirit and in Action, 1995
  • Honorary Citizen of the City of Vienna, 1995
  • Dedication of the Simon Wiesenthal House of AMCHA (National Israeli Center for Psychosocial Support of Survivors of the Holocaust and the Second Generation),
    Tel Aviv, 1997
  • Title “Professor” awarded by Austrian Federal President, Thomas Klestil, 1997
  • Silver Decoration of the Bosnian Coat of Arms, 1998
  • European Prize Pro Humanitate for Peace, Justice, and Tolerance, awarded by the Kultur-Fördergemeinschaft der Europäischen Wirtschaft, 1998
  • Order of the White Lion, Czech Republic, presented by President Vaclav Havel, 1999
  • “Bernardo O’Higgins” Order of the Degree of the Great Cross, Chile, 1999
  • Lo Tishkach Award, presented at the Conference of European Rabbis, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2000
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom, presented by President Bill Clinton at the White House,
    August 9, 2000
  • “World Tolerance Award”, presented by Michael Gorbatschov on “Men’s World Day” in Vienna, November 3, 2000
  • “Medal of Honour” of the International Association of Prosecutors, The Hague, Netherlands,
    presented at the Documentation Center in Vienna, April 17, 2002
  • Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, appointment presented by the British  
    Ambassador to Vienna, John Macgregor, Vienna, June 18, 2004
  • Great Golden Award for Services to the Republic of Austria, conferred by Austrian President Heinz Fischer, Vienna, June 9, 2005


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