This prize of $1,000 is funded by private contributions in honor of the noted historian, archivist, curator, and long-time member of the German Studies Association, Sybil Halpern Milton. The prize is awarded in odd-numbered years. The next prize will be awarded in 2019.
The prize honors the best book dealing with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust in its broadest context, covering every field represented in the association, including history, political science, and other social sciences, literature, art, and photography.
There are no restrictions on the language or type of book, but it must be an original publication. There is also no restriction on the authors' citizenship or residence.