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1986 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOKS AWARDS
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FICTION
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The Unloved: From the Diary of Perla S.,
by Arnost Lustig; trans. by
Vera Kalina-Levine (Arbor House)
A brilliant, powerful, and compassionate novel about the
despair and terror of the edge-of-knife existence in a concentra­
tion camp. Lustig, himself a survivor, has written a stark yet
poignant tale of a young girl trapped in a nightmare world. With­
out sacrificing harrowing realism or indulging in sentimentality,
the author has created not only a portrait of horror, but of
human endurance, dignity, and heroism. It is a memorial to the
victims of the Holocaust; a testimony to the resilient and abiding
human spirit.
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Dr. Benjamin Nelson, Fairleigh Dickinson University;
Robert Kotlowitz, vice-president, WNET; Harvey Shapiro, poet.
HOLOCAUST
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The Destruction o f the European Jews',
revised edition, by Raul
Hilberg (Holmes and Meier)
The crowning achievement of a lifetime of dedicated work,
Raul Hilberg’s monumental book is destined to remain an indis­
pensable source for all those interested in the Holocaust. Profes­
sor Hilberg uses his skills as an historian-political scientist to pro­
vide the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the
technical and bureaucratic methods used by the perpetrators to
destroy the Jews in Nazi-dominated Europe. By reason of its orig­
inality, encyclopedic nature, and empirical documentation,
The
Destruction of the EuropeanJews
is bound to remain one of the most
important and enduring historical works.
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:
Jud ith H. Muffs, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai
B’rith; Dr. Yaffa Eliach, Brooklyn College; Dr. Randolph L.
Braham, Graduate Center, CUNY.
ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOK
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Brothers,
by Florence B. Freedman and Robert Andrew Parker,
illustrator (Harper & Row)