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The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis is a literary prize which was initiated in 1980 by the State Association of Bavaria (Landesverband Bayern e. V.) in the Stock Market Society of the German Book Trade (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels) and the city of Munich. Each year, a book is honored, which "shows intellectual independence and supports civil freedom, moral, intellectual and aesthetic courage and that gives an important impulse to the present awareness of responsibility" ("...das von geistiger Unabhängigkeit zeugt und geeignet ist, bürgerliche Freiheit, moralischen, intellektuellen und ästhetischen Mut zu fördern und dem gegenwärtigen Verantwortungsbewusstsein wichtige Impulse zu geben").

The prize is named in memory and honor of Sophie and Hans Scholl, who are collectively referred to as the Geschwister Scholl ("Scholl siblings"). It is endowed with 10,000 euros and is presented at a ceremony at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.

Prize Winners[edit]

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  2. ^ "Preisträger 2014: Glenn Greenwald" [Award recipient 2014: Glenn Greenwald]. Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels – Landesverband Bayern e.V. n.d. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 

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All links are in German