Wiesenthal Centre’s Shimon Samuels Receives International Award

December 23, 2019

Paris, 23 December


At a joint ceremony of the European Jewish Parliament (EJP) and the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress in Kiev, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, received the International Lifetime Achievement Award for his Combat Against Antisemitism.

The Award ceremony, with (left) Vadim Rabinovich, President of the 28-member-countries EJP and leader of the Parliamentary opposition in Ukraine ; (centre) Dr. Shimon Samuels ; (right) Dr. Michael Mirilashvili, President of the 37-member-countries EAJC.

The International Award

Dr. Samuels' address on “Achievements and Best Practices in Combatting Antisemitism in 2019.”

The proceedings continued at Anatevka, a village outside Kiev that, over the past four years, has resettled Jewish refugees from the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine. A synagogue, a Jewish school, and a growing medical rehabilitation centre make Anatevka a unique project in the diaspora. The site is also the burial place of Rabbi Mordechai Twersky, Maggid of Chernobyl.

For further information, contact Shimon Samuels at csweurope@gmail.com or visit www.wiesenthal-europe.com and join the Center on Facebook, www.facebook.com/simonwiesenthalcenter, or follow @simonwiesenthal for news updates sent directly to your Twitter feed.


The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).



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