Award of Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt Medal 2023 to Oleksandr Matsijewskyj


On the occasion of Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt (*December 14, 1914 – † January 9, 2004) and International Human Rights Day, the International Human Rights Prize Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt Medal awarded to people who have worked non-violently for human rights. The initiator of the prize is Alexandra Hildebrandt. The founder of the prize is the non-profit foundation Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt, Einsiedeln, Switzerland.

Welcome: Alexandra Hildebrandt, Executive Chairwoman and Director
the Wall Museum – Museum Haus at Checkpoint Charlie,
President of the non-profit foundation Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt

Greetings: H. E. Mr. Oleksii MAKEIEV, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany

Appreciation: Matthias Lüttenberg, Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany,
Director for Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

Appreciation: Roderich Kiesewetter, retired colonel, member of the Bundestag, chairman of the CDU/CSU
Bundestag faction in the Foreign Affairs Committee and spokesman for crisis prevention

Laudation: Dirk Niebel, Rheinmetall, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and
Development a.D.

Acknowledgments: Paraska Demchuk, mother of Oleksandr Matsijewskyj