Hilda Dajc 2023
The Remembering Hilda Dajč Award ceremony was held on May 7, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in the ceremonial hall of the University Library “Svetozar Marković” in Belgrade. The award was established in 2022 to mark 80 years since the execution of 6500 Jewish prisoners of the camp Staro Sajmište in Belgrade. This recognition aims to promote youth activism, civic awareness, and social responsibility, as well as a meaningful and courageous culture of remembrance that strengthens human and civil rights, democratic values, pluralism, and tolerance.
The nominees in 2023 were:
Youth Radio for the podcast and radio show “What Kind of Country I Want to Live In.”
Mental Hub for free psychological counseling and psychotherapy for young people,
Haver Serbia for placing the first “Stumbling Stones – Stolperstein” in Belgrade, and
Institute for the Improvement of Education and Training (ZUOV) for the online portal for teachers “Culture of
Remembrance in the Education System.”
The director of the University Library “Svetozar Marković,” prof. dr Aleksandar Jerkov, welcomed the attendees.
Miško Stanišić, director of Terraforming, opened the program by inviting the attendees to observe a minute of silence for the victims of violence in Elementary School “Vladislav Ribnikar” in Belgrade and in Mladenovac.
Ambassador of Germany, H.E. Anke Konrad; Ambassador of Israel, H.E. Jahel Willan; Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Anika Ben David; deputy ambassador of Austria, Mrs. Karin Traunmiller; and deputy ambassador of Canada, Mr. David Morgan; and members of the award jury, Brankica Janković, commissioner for the protection of equality, and Prof. Dr. Milena Dragičević Šešić, as well as other distinguished and dear guests, attended the award ceremony.
The winner of the “Youth Award for demonstrated civic responsibility and social awareness” is Youth Radio.
Jury member, Prof. Dr. Milena Dragičević-Šešić, presented the “Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the Culture of Remembrance” to Haver Srbija.