The American architect Daniel Libeskind was awarded the European Civil Rights Prize of the Sinti and Roma on October 18 in Berlin.
The 2023 Prize honors Daniel Libeskind’s worldwide contributions to the culture of remembrance. The commemoration of the Holocaust against Jews and Sinti and Roma is an important part of his artistic and architectural work.
Daniel Libeskind designed the National Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust in Amsterdam, which will be presented to the Dutch public in 2021 by King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Through his design of the Amsterdam memorial, the U.S. architect deliberately emphasizes the common fate of Sinti and Roma and Jews during Nazi persecution, uniting them in remembrance in the place he created. The National Holocaust Memorial in Canada, designed by Daniel Libeskind in 2018, is also dedicated to both Jews and Sinti and Roma.