Prof Buber Honored in Germany; Will Receive $2, 500 Prize
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Prof Buber Honored in Germany; Will Receive $2, 500 Prize

Professor Martin Buber, the noted Jewish thinker who has just arrived in Germany for an extended lecture tour, will receive the 1953 “Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, “it is announced here.

First winner of the $2,500 prize, in 1950, was Jewish author and pacifist Max Tau. In 1951 it was awarded to Albert Schweitzer and last year to Catholic moral philosopher Romano Guardint. Professor Buber will accept the prize at a ceremony in Frankfurt’s secularized St. Paul’s Church next September.

Professor Buber, who has a considerable following in German intellectual circles, lectured to a crowded auditorium at Frankfort University, where he taught comparative religion from 1924 to 1933. He was warmly welcomed by the University’s Jewish President, Professor Max Horkheimer. He will also lecture at the universities of Bonn, Munster, Gottingen and Tubingen.

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