Sudetengerman group honors Czech-born Jewish writer with prize honoring contributions to Czech-German relations

The Sudetengerman group Sudetendeutsche Landsmannschaft, which on Saturday kicked off its annual meeting in Nuremberg, has awarded the writer and painter Max Mannheimer, who was born in Czechoslovakia, with its Karl IV. prize. The 92-year-old Mannheimer, who was born in Nový Jičín, is a Jewish Holocaust survivor. He said in his acceptance speech that he felt no hatred towards either the Czech or the German nation for what he had suffered through.

The award is meant to honor contributions to the Czech-German dialogue and good relations between both countries as well as people who fight against extremism and intolerance.

Author: Sarah Borufka