Deadline for German Jewish History Award nominations is September 21, 2015 #germany


Arthur Obermayer <obermayer@...>
 

The Obermayer Foundation, GerSIG, Leo Baeck Institute and the Berlin
Parliament would like to remind you that the deadline for submission of
nominations for the annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards is
September 21, 2015.

The Call for Nominations can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award/nominate.htm

The annual Obermayer German Jewish History Awards are given to
non-Jewish Germans who have made extraordinary contributions to
preserving vestiges of former Jewish life in their local communities,
including genealogical records, historical books, cultural material,
cemeteries, synagogues and monuments.

Many of you previously submitted worthy nominations. Those nominees who
have already received Certificates of Commendation are prime candidates
for this year's awards. They will only require updating of the prior
submissions.

This will be the 16th year for such awards, which will be given on
January 25, 2016 in Berlin. Each awardee and his/her spouse will be
invited on an all expenses paid trip to Berlin to receive the award at
the elegant Plenary Chamber of the Abgeordnetenhaus, the home of the
Berlin Parliament.

Successful nominators are also invited to attend all of the award
ceremony events in Berlin, where they will meet with the award
recipients they have chosen to honor.

The honorees will receive a framed certificate and an honorarium to be
used for the furtherance of their work. Awardees' contributions will be
described to attendees and to the local, national and international news
media.

These awards have in the past received extensive worldwide media
coverage. See:

http://www.obermayer.us/award/news.htm

If you know someone who may be appropriate for nomination, further
information -- including the Call for Nominations and profiles of
previous award winners and the jury -- can be obtained at:

http://www.obermayer.us/award

You may request a hard copy of the Call for Nominations by sending an
email to:

germanaward@gmail.com

or a letter to:

Obermayer Foundation, Inc.
239 Chestnut Street
West Newton, MA 02465 USA

Arthur Obermayer, West Newton, Massachusetts, obermayer@alum.mit.edu

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