A sign against discrimination
With the foundation of the Julius Hirsch Prize, the DFB has been commemorating the German-Jewish national soccer player Julius Hirsch (1892-1943) and everyone, especially the Jewish victims, of the unjust Nazi state. In a special way he reminds of the persecuted people, for whom football was joy, task and home.
In this way, the DFB commemorates its Jewish members and commemorates their diverse and formative achievements in German football. He faces up to his history and his responsibility in the time of National Socialism.
"Never again" is the name of the mark that the DFB is setting with the foundation of the Julius Hirsch Prize. It thus makes a contribution to strengthening civil society, in which democracy, human rights and the protection of minorities are inalienable values.
The award is given to people, initiatives and clubs who are actively involved on the football field, as fans in the stadium, in the club and in society in an exemplary and clearly visible manner.
for the inviolability of human dignity and against anti-Semitism and racism
for understanding and against the exclusion of people
for the diversity of all people and against discrimination and xenophobia.