On October 7, 2023, Israel was attacked by Hamas terrorists. Over 1,400 people were murdered, countless others injured, and hundreds of women, children and men were taken hostage to the Gaza Strip. The ceremonial awarding of the Shimon Peres Prize, originally planned for October 25, 2023 at the City Hall of Berlin, could not take place in view of the terrible events.
The prize winners were already selected by the jury in the summer of 2023. Since October 7, their work has become more important than ever before. With a hopeful outlook for a democratic and human rights-based future, we are proud to announce this year's Shimon Peres Prize winning projects:
Where does the hate come from?
Finding Romi – A cross-generational search for traces