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Jewish Claims Conference Grants Scholarships to 190 Nazi Victims

Scholarships and Fellowships in the amount of $135,000 have been granted for the academic year 1957-58 to 190 Jewish students and intellectuals throughout the world, who are victims of Nazi persecution. This was announced today by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which distributes those awards for Jewish study, research and creative work.

This is the fourth in the annual series of grants in the field of Jewish studies. Out of the 190 recipients, 46 are students preparing mostly for careers in Jewish teaching; 54 are engaged in graduate studies and 90 are Fellows conducting independent research in the various fields of Jewish scholarship and creative art. Dr. Nahum Goldmann said in making his announcement that the Conference considers one of its essential obligations the reconstruction of Jewish communal and cultural life and the encouragement of Jewish scholarship and creative work, which the Nazis had sought to destroy, and that “every effort will be made by the Conference to restore to Jewish communal life its vigor and its potential for continual contribution to Jewish survival.”

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