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Duker, director of libraries and professor of history and social
institutions at Yeshiva University, Dr. Erich Goldhagen, director
of the Institute of East European Jewish Affairs at Brandeis Uni­
versity, and Dr. Max Gruenewald, president of the Leo Baeck
In subsequent years this award will also be given for a work
on the same subject in Yiddish and in Hebrew.
Frank and Ethel S. Cohen Award
Rabbi David Polish was the recipient of the Frank and Ethel
S. Cohen award valued at $400 and a citation for a book on
Jewish thought, for his
The Higher Freedom: A New Turning
Point in Jewish History
(Quadrangle Books, Chicago). The judges
were Abraham Berger, chief, Jewish Division, New York Public
Library, Dr. Sidney B. Hoenig, professor at Yeshiva University,
Dr. Eugene B. Borowitz, professor at Hebrew Union College-
Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, and Marvin Lowenthal,
noted author and literary critic.
Isaac Siegel Memorial Award
Mrs. Betty Schechter, author of
The Dreyfus Affair
Mifflin, Boston), was the winner of the Isaac Siegel Memorial
Juvenile Award of $400 and a citation. The judges for this award
were Mrs. Sophia N. Cedarbaum, children’s librarian and author,
Dr. Morris Epstein, editor of
World Over,
and Mrs. Deborah
Pessin, author of numerous books.
Harry and Ethel Daroff Memorial Award
Meyer Levin, author of
The Stronghold
(Simon and Schuster,
New York), was the recipient of the Harry and Ethel Daroff
Memorial Fiction Award of $400 and a citation. The judges were
the distinguished literary critics and authors: Charles Angoff,
Harold U. Ribalow, Leo W. Schwarz and Dr. Dan Vogel.
Information Service
In addition to maintaining contacts with the Jewish organiza­
tions that constitute the American Jewish community, the Coun­
cil is called upon for various types of information by non-sectarian
organizations, public libraries, publishers and authors who are
seeking authoritative information on various aspects of Jewish
books. In most instances the office of the Council is able to meet
these requests.
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