Prof. Krystyna Radziszewska from the University of Lodz and Prof. Sascha Feuchert from the University of Gießen won the Polish-German Copernicus Science Award 2022 for their joint research on the Holocaust. The award is granted by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) and the German research foundation DFG.
In the jury’s opinion, the laureates’ research on literary testimonies from the Jewish ghetto in Łódź (Ghetto Litzmannstadt) the second largest ghetto in Poland under German occupation, significantly contributed to the reconstruction of images of everyday life and Jewish culture in the ghetto. The jury especially appreciated the five-volume publication “The Chronicle of the Ghetto”, prepared with the participation of other academics, as well as the “Encyclopedia of the Ghetto”.
The Copernicus Prize has been awarded by the DFG and the FNP since 2006 every second year. It can be awarded to a pair of scientists from Poland and Germany cooperating with each other. The amount of the prize is 200,000 euros.