IRP Fellow wins German Marshall Fund prize for European reporting

By IRP Staff, August 19, 2010

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) has named 2003 IRP Fellow Sarah Wildman, as the 2010 recipient of the Peter R. Weitz Journalism Prize for excellence and originality in reporting on Europe and the transatlantic relationship.

Wildman has been awarded the $10,000 prize for her investigation of the International Tracing Service (ITS), the world's largest Holocaust archive in Bad Arolsen, Germany. Published in Slate, the five-piece series, called "riveting" by one judge, records her journey to the ITS in search of information on a relative's final year, entwining personal family history with the larger struggle to categorize, analyze, and understand Nazi records and survivor accounts.

Click here to read Wildman's five-piece series for Slate…