80 Jews Among 500 Winners of Russian Prizes in Field of Science, Industry
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80 Jews Among 500 Winners of Russian Prizes in Field of Science, Industry

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More then eighty Jews are among the 500 scientists and inventors who, Last week, were awarded Stalin Prizes for outstanding achievements in their respective fields, according to figures issued today by the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee here.

The prizes, which are similar to the Guggenheim Awards in the United States, range from 200,000 roubles downward. Among the recipients of the first prize are Leonid Leibenson for his researches in the field of elasticity and Prof. Michael Auerbach of the Moscow Medical Institute. A woman physician, Lena Stern, was awarded a second prize of 100,000 roubles for important medical discoveries. She is director of the Institute of Physiology of the Academy of Sciences.

Winner of prizes in the field of chemistry include Jacob Zeldovich for research on gas detonations, and Isaac Krichevsky and Daniel Siklis for research on nitrogen derivatives. Many prizes also went to Jews who have perfected new weapons of warfare, including trench mortars and small arms. Others were honored for developing new technological processes.

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