German National Prize for Art and Science

(Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Nationalpreises für Kunst und Wissenschaft)

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Date Instituted

30 January 1937


Requirements

It was to be awarded annually to deserving Germans in the fields of art of science.


Number awarded

9


Recipients

Professor August Bier
Dr. Wilhelm Filchner
Professor Dr. Ernst Heinkel
Professor Willi Messerschmitt
Professor Dr. Ferdinand Porsche
Alfred Rosenberg
Dr. Ferdinand Sauerbruch
Dr. Fritz Todt
Professor Luwig Toost


Comments

It was instituted as a German "Nobel Prize" since Adolf Hitler was furious that the Nobel Peace Prize 1935 was awarded to the German pacifist writer, Carl von Ossietzky, and had forbidden German citizens to accept it.


It was designed by Müller-Erfurt.

Photo courtesy of Ignasi Masip


Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - World War 2 German medals and political awards
John R. Angolia - For Führer and Fatherland: Political & Civil awards of the Third Reich
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badges of the Third Reich

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