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Yad Vashem Opens Contest for Memoirs on Jews Under Nazi Regime

A contest for the best memoirs on the calamity which befell the Jews of Europe under the Nazis, has been announced here by Yad Vashem, the Israel national memorial to the 6,000,000 martyred Jews of Europe. There are no restrictions on entrants with respect to age, sex or citizenship.

First prize in the contest will be $500, with a second prize of $300, and a third prize of $200. The rules for the contest stress that the principle criterion of judgment will be sincerity in the description of facts or events in which some personal part was taken, or which was witnessed by, an entrant, and that the quality of the style would be of secondary importance.