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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
director of National Leadership of the Anti-Defamation League
of B ’nai B ’rith.
February 6: Isaiah Trunk discoursed about his book,
Juden-
rat: The Jewish Councils of Eastern Europe Under Nazi Occu­
pation
(Macmillan), with Richard A. Yaffe, correspondent of the
London Jewish Chronicle
and associate editor of
The Jewish
Week.
February 20: Richard Siegel, co-author of
The Jewish Cata­
log: A Do-It-Yourself Kit
(Jewish Publication Society of Amer­
ica), spoke about this ambitious venture with Zev Shenkin, mem­
ber of the New York Havurah.
March 6: Ruth Rubin, noted specialist in Yiddish folklore,
discussed her book on Yiddish folk songs,
Voices of a People
(McGraw-Hill), with Irene Heskes, music consultant of the Na­
tional Jewish Welfare Board and director of the JWB Jewish
Music Council.
March 20: Peggy Mann and Ruth Kluger engaged in a dia­
logue on the book they coauthored,
The Last Escape
(Double-
day).
April
3:
Dr. Charles Angoff, professor of literature at Fair­
leigh Dickinson University, chatted with Harold U. Ribalow,
literary critic and anthologist, on the former’s volume
Midcen­
tury
(T. Yoseloff).
April 17: Meyer Levin, author of
The Obsession
(Simon 8c
Schuster) discussed this best seller with Harold U. Ribalow.
May 1: Dr. Ben Zion Bokser, author of
Jews, Judaism and the
State of Israel
(Herzl Press), spoke about this work with Dr. A.
P. Gannes, director of the Department of Education and Cul­
ture of the World Zionist Organization.
May 15: Dr. Martin A. Cohen, author of
The Martyr
(Jewish
Publication Society of America), discussed his book with Dr.
Isidore S. Meyer, librarian emeritus of the American Jewish
Historical Society.
LIBRARY CITATIONS
The proliferation in recent years of the number of libraries in
Jewish institutions has been most gratifying. During the past
year the Committee on Library Citations of the Jewish Book
Council approved the granting of citations to 22 libraries of
Jewish community centers, synagogues and Jewish schools. Since