international peace prize given yearly at the Frankfurt Book Fair in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels is an international peace prize awarded annually by the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, an association of German book publishers and book sellers, which runs the Frankfurt Book Fair. The award ceremony is held in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt. The pize has been awarded from 1950. The recipient is remunerated with €25,000.According to its statutes, the association "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." Traditionally, the President of Germany and leading political, cultural and diplomatic personalities attend the ceremony, and German public television covers the event.
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