The Hessian state capital city of Wiesbaden wishes to honor individual persons, institutions or associations from all over the world who have shown extraordinary civil courage to improve general public welfare, promote peaceful relations between people, sustain social justice, and uphold the basic principles of democracy and the constitutional state. The "Ludwig Beck Award for Civil Courage" bears the name of Wiesbaden-Biebrich’s native son, Ludwig Beck – colonel general of the resistance movement. Ludwig Beck would have succeeded to Germany’s next Head of State following Hitler’s assassination on July 20, 1944. Along with the award, the recipient will be honored with a ceremony and a monetary gift in the amount of 10,000 Euro. The prize is to be awarded again in 2019.