Honors


  • Diploma of Honor of the Internationale of the Resistance, Brussels
  • Dutch Medal of Freedom
  • Medal for Freedom of Luxembourg
  • Needle of Honor of the Austrian Resistance Movement
  • Diploma of Honor of the League of the United Nations
  • Doctor honoris causa of Hebrew Union College, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1974
  • Doctor honoris causa of Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, Illinois, 1976
  • Creation of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, California, 1977
  • Annual Award of Merit of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, Chicago, Illinois, 1978
  • Diploma of Honor of the City of Los Angeles, California
  • Diploma of Honor of the State of California
  • Diploma of Honor of the Organization of the Jewish War Veterans, U.S.A.
  • Honorary Member of the French Institute 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 the meritorious Action of liberating Austria
  • Commander of Oranje- Nassau, given by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, 1978
  • Commendatore de la Republica Italiana, given by Italian President, Mr. Pertini, 1979
  • Honorary Citizen of Dallas, Texas, 1979
  • Henrietta Szold Award of the Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
  • Honorary Citizen of Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • Justice Louis Brandeis Award of the Zionist Organization, U.S.A., 1980
  • United States Congressional Gold Medal, presented by President Carter in the White House, Washington D.C., 1980
  • Jerusalem Medal, presented by the Town Council of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Medal of Honor of the Yad Vashem Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Proclamation of the City of New York - Solidarity Day with Simon Wiesenthal, March 31, 1981
  • Doctor honoris causa, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., 1981
  • Commandeur de l'Ordre Pour le Merite, Luxembourg
  • David Award, Swiss Jewry Prize for outstanding achievements
  • Doctor honoris causa, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, U.S.A., 1982
  • Doctor honoris causa, John Jay College, New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Member of the International Council of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Honorary Citizen of Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.A., 1983
  • Gold Medal of the Union of Jewish Congregations in Austria
  • Honorary Citizen of Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A., 1984
  • Honorary Citizen of Shelby County, Tennessee, U.S.A.
  • The Assembly, Senate, and Governor Mario M. Cuomo of the State of New York declared June 13, 1984 as "Simon Wiesenthal Day"
  • Great Medal of Merit from the President of the German Federal Republic, 1985
  • Grand Silver Honorary Medal for merits from the County of Vienna, presented by the Mayor, Dr. Helmut Zilk, 1985
  • Knight of the Honorary Legion of France, presented by the President of France, 1986
  • Honorary member of the Vienna University of Applied Arts, 1989
  • The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Award, Middleburg, Netherlands, 1990
  • Honorary honoris causa, University of Vienna, 1990
  • Honorary President of the Austrian League for Human Rights, 1991
  • Doctor honoris causa, Ohio Weseleyan University, Delaware, U.S.A., 1991
  • Otto-Hahn-Peace-Medal, German Society of the United Nations, Berlin, 1991
  • Erasmus Prize, Amsterdam, 1992
  • Award of LAPID - The Movement to Commemorate the Implications of the Holocaust in Israel, 1993
  • Austrian Cross of honor of the Sciences and Arts, Vienna, 1993
  • Honorary member of the Academy of Science, Laibach, Slowenia, 1994
  • Human Rights Award of the Karl-Franzens- University, Graz, Austria, 1994
  • Commander's Cross of the Order "Polonia Restituta", Warsaw, Poland, 1994
  • Ring of Honor of the City of Linz, Austria, 1995
  • Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit, Luxembourg, 1995.

 

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