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Two Jewish Poets, Belgian Rabbi Win Kessel Awards in Mexico

Abraham Suzkever of Tel Aviv and S. Katcherginsky of Buenos Aires, two noted Jewish poets, were the winners here today of the Zvi Kessel prize awarded for the best Jewish literary works of the year.

Suzkever was voted the $200 prize for his volume of poems “In the Fire Wagon,” while Katcherginsky was given the prize for his book “I Was a Partisan.” Rabbi Shmuel Hibner, of Brussels, also received a prize from the Kessel Fund for his translation into Yiddish of a part of the Talmud. The Fund was established six years ago by Zvi Kessel, local Jewish philanthropist, and is administered by the Cultural Section of the Central Jewish Committee of Mexico.