*31 May 1948 in Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine Wording of the certificate: In appreciation of her complete works, the City of Osnabrück awards Ms. Svetlana Alexievich the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize. Like Erich Maria Remarque once did, the author Svetlana Alexievich has lent her voice in her books to the speechless victims of a destroyed generation and made the reality of mistreated people visible. As a chronicler of human suffering, she acts in the spirit of Erich Maria Remarque: "My theme is the human being of this century - the question of humanity." Osnabrück, June 22, 2001
Wording of the certificate: On the occasion of the award of the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize of the City of Osnabrück, the International Society for Historical Enlightenment, Human Rights and Social Welfare MEMORIAL, founded in 1987, is awarded a special prize. With this award, the City of Osnabrück honors the work done to date by the regional and national organization MEMORIAL in seven countries, focusing on historical research, human rights activities and practical support for victims of repression. The work of the International Society MEMORIAL corresponds to the words of Erich Maria Remarque: "One must believe in the future, in a better future. The world wants peace." Osnabrück, June 22, 2001
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