About the Prize

The American Friends of the Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance/Vienna, supported by the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria, together with the Center Austria at the University of New Orleans award an annual prize for an outstanding work in the field of Austrian and/or Czechoslovak World War II studies, particularly in the fields of resistance and war studies, as well as diplomatic and social history. The prize is named after the first distinguished historian of the Austrian anti-Nazi resistance, Radomír Luža (Prague 1922 – New Orleans 2009). This prize carries a cash award and seeks to encourage research in the above mentioned fields focusing on the time period between the Anschluss resp. the Munich Agreement (1938) and the end of the Second World War (1945) and its immediate aftermath in Central Europe.

To be eligible for the 2016 Radomir Luza Prize competition, the book or dissertation must have been published (or a dissertation defended) in the year before the awarding. Authors must be citizens or resident aliens (holders of “green cards”) of the United States or Canada.  Dissertations must have been awarded by a North American University. The language of the work must be English.

To be considered for the Radomir Luza Prize competition, please send a copy of your work electronically to:  DWWildermuth@ship.edu.