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Otto Hahn Peace Medal

Otto Hahn Peace Medal

The Otto Hahn Peace Medal in Gold is named after the German nuclear chemist and 1944 Nobel Laureate Otto Hahn, an honorary citizen of Berlin. The medal is in memory of his worldwide involvement in the politics of peace and humanitarian causes, in particular since the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 by the United States Army Air Forces. It was established by his grandson Dietrich Hahn in 1988 and is awarded by the United Nations Association of Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, DGVN, Berlin-Brandenburg) to persons or institutions that have rendered "outstanding services to peace and international understanding". By tradition, the gold medal, together with a leather-bound diploma inlaid in gold, is presented in Berlin at a biennial ceremony on 17 December by the Governing Mayor of Berlin and the President of the DGVN. On 17 December 1938, in Berlin-Dahlem, Otto Hahn and his assistant Fritz Strassmann discovered a new reaction in uranium (which exiled Lise Meitner and her nephew Otto Frisch two weeks later correctly interpreted as "nuclear fission") thus laying the scientific and technical foundations of nuclear energy. This 17 December 1938 therefore marks the beginning of the Atomic age, which from the scientific, political, economic, social and philosophical point of view has fundamentally changed the world.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Sandro PertiniItaly1988 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
2 Mikhail GorbachevRussia1989 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
3Simon WiesenthalAustralia1991 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
4Sir Karl R. PopperUnited Kingdom1993 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
5Hans KoschnickGermany1995 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
6Lord Yehudi MenuhinUnited Kingdom1997 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
7 Gerd RugeGermany1999 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
8Miriam MakebaSouth Africa2001 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
9Muhammad Ali United States2003 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
10 Hans Küng Switzerland2005 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
11Daniel BarenboimArgentina2008 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
12 Tadatoshi AkibaJapan2010 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
13Manfred NowakAustria2012 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
14Melinda GatesUnited States2014 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding
15John KerryUnited States2016 Outstanding services to peace, tolerance and international understanding

Otto Hahn Peace Medal Awardee (1988 ~ 2000)

Sandro Pertini

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 1988

Mikhail Gorbachev

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 1989

Simon Wiesenthal

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 1991

Sir Karl R. Popper

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 1993

Hans Koschnick

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 1995

Lord Yehudi Menuhin

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 1997

Gerd Ruge

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 1999

Otto Hahn Peace Medal Awardee (2001 ~ 2020)

Miriam Makeba

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2001

Mary Robinson

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2003

Muhammad Ali

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2005

Hans Küng

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2008

Daniel Barenboim

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2010

Tadatoshi Akiba

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2012

Manfred Nowak

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2014

Melinda Gates

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2016

John Kerry

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2018

Otto Hahn Peace Medal Awardee (2021 ~ 2030)

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2020

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2022

Otto Hahn Peace Medal 2024