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 (The Marshall Plan Center for European Studies) 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.
Since 2017 the prize is being administered by the German Studies Association (GSA); the awarding ceremony is part of the Banquet during the annual GSA conferences.

The prize is named after the first distinguished historian of the Austrian anti-Nazi resistance, Radomír Luža (1922–2009). 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 Radomir Luza Prize competition, the book or dissertation must have been published (or a dissertation defended) between January 1 and December 31 of the year preceding 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.

The deadline is July 31st, unless otherwise announced here in time. The winner as well as time and venue of the awarding ceremony will be announced on this web-site 1-2 weeks prior to the next convention of the German Studies Association.

To be considered for the Radomir Luza Prize competition, please send a copy of your work electronically to the secretary-treasurer, Michael Bryant:  mbryant@bryant.edu.