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Noted Russian-jewish Violinist Turns over $20,000 Stalin Prize to Red Army

The noted Russian-Jewish violinist, David Oistrakh recent winner of a Stalin prize for outstanding work in 1942, has turned over to the Red Army Fund the 100,000 rubles (about $20,000) awarded him, it was announced today. In a letter to Premier Stalin expressing pleasure that his art was “so highly appreciated by the Government,” the violinist said he was turning the prize money over to the Red Army Fund “for the speedy extermination of the Fascist hordes, the destroyers of world culture and art.”