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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
feld, director, Jewish Studies and professor of English, Indiana
University, and David Szonyi, assistant director of
Zachor.
The judges chose for this award Benjamin B. Ferencz for his
book
Less Than Slaves,
published by Harvard University Press.
The book is an historical record of the response of the major
corporate powers in Germany to the Jewish appeal for compensa­
tion for the labor that had been stolen from the Holocaust sur­
vivors. The author was a prosecutor at the Nuremburg trials.
MORRIS J. KAPLUN MEMORIAL AWARD
The judges for the award for a book on Israel were Dr. Stephen
P. Cohen, associate professor of Social Psychology, Graduate
School, City University of New York, Dr. Fred Gottheil, professor
of Economics, Indiana University, and Dr. Melvin I. Urofsky,
chairman and professor, Department of History, Virginia Com­
monwealth University.
The judges chose Emanuel Levy for his book
The Habima:
Israel's National Theater 1917-1977,
published by Columbia Uni­
versity Press. The work traces the history of Israel’s state theater
from its formative days in Moscow down to present times.
CHARLES AND BERTIE G. SCHWARTZ AWARD
The judges for this award for a Jewish juvenile were Jessie Zel
Lurie, executive editor, Hadassah Magazine, and Gloria R.
Mosesson, editor-in-chief, Elsevier-Nelson Books.
The judges decided to present the award to Arnost Lustig for
his book
Dita Saxova,
published by Harper & Row. This young
adult novel is the work of a survivor who has written a number of
other books on the Holocaust experience. It is the story of o r­
phaned girls and boys seeking their own identity while the fresh
memories of the concentration camps still haunt them.
JWB JEW ISH BOOK COUNCIL AWARD
The judges for this award for a book of poetry were Dr. Marcia
Falk, associate professor of English, SUNY, Binghamton, Dr.
Allen Grossman, professor of English, Brandeis University, and
Dr. Geoffrey Hartman, professor of English and Comparative
Literature, Yale University.