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EUGENE B. BOROWITZ
1975 National Jewish Book Awards
of the JWB Jewish Book Council
Fol lowing is the substance of the presentation of the Na t iona l
Jewish Book Awards by Dr. Borowit z at the annual presentation
ceremony of the Jewish Book Council of the Na t iona l Jewish
Welfare Board held on May 4, 1975, at the Park Avenue
Synagogue, New York City.
CHARLES AND BERT IE G. SCHWARTZ AW A RD
T
h e
a w a r d
f o r
a
Jewish juvenile book was established in mem­
ory of the late Charles Schwartz who was a distinguished attorney
and in honor of our colleague, Mrs. Bertie G. Schwartz, who for
many years has devoted her talents and energies to the dissemi­
nation of the Jewish book. She sponsors the Charles and Bertie
G. Schwartz Reading Room and Library at the American Jewish
Congress House and is a prominent leader in many Jewish
organizations.
The judges for the juvenile award this year were Lloyd Alex­
ander, himself a winner of the National Book Award for a
juvenile book; Deborah Brodie, children’s book editor of Hebrew
Publishing Co., and Deborah Pessin, author of numerous
children’s books.
The judges were unanimous in their selection of Bea Stadtler
for her book entitled
The Holocaust: A History of Courage and
Resistance,
published by Behrman House. Mrs. Stadtler is a Jew­
ish educator, having been a teacher and supervisor in religious
schools and for the past 15 years the registrar of the Cleveland
College of Jewish Studies. While actively engaged in many
communal efforts, she has been a prolific writer. Her stories and
articles have been published in many Jewish periodicals. Among
her books are
The Story of Donna Gracia Mendes
and
The
Adventures of Glueckel of Hameln,
both published by the
United Synagogue, and
Once Upon a Jewish Hol iday ,
published
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